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In a comment to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about potential safety issues associated with Internet-connected consumer products, staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) warned that poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices could pose a...
Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Delaware Attorney General for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Delaware and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 26 at...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Minnesota and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 21 at 10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ETSpeakers will include...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with PayPal, Inc. over allegations that its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service misled consumers about their ability to transfer funds to external bank accounts and control the privacy of their Venmo transactions.
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Nevada and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 6 11:00 am PT / 12:00 pm MTSpeakers will include staff from the:...
Keep a watchful eye on your service providers. For conscientious companies, that’s Privacy & Data Security 101. It’s also a key compliance tip from the FTC’s proposed settlement with mobile device manufacturer BLU.
Mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products, Inc. and its co-owner have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company allowed a China-based third-party service provider to collect detailed personal information about consumers, such as text message contents and...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission sent letters to two foreign companies that market electronic devices and apps that appear to collect geolocation data from children, warning that the companies may be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Arkansas Attorney General's Office for a free webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in ArkansasMay 17 10:00 am - 11:00 am CTLearn about:the top scams reported in Arkansastips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed modifications to its system of records notices under the Privacy Act to ensure the Commission can disclose records to another agency in the event of a data breach.
In its August 2017 proposed consent agreement with Uber, the FTC alleged, among other things, that the company’s unreasonable security practices resulted in a May 2014 data breach. But there’s more to the story now. According to the FTC, Uber experienced another breach in the fall of...
Uber Technologies, Inc. has agreed to expand the proposed settlement it reached with the Federal Trade Commission last year over charges that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers about its privacy and data security practices.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) están trabajando conjuntamente para facilitarles a los consumidores el reporte del robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos y para que reciban asistencia para ayudarlos a recuperarse.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover.
Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, issued the following statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices:
FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny issued the following statement regarding recent news reports of allegedly unauthorized use of Facebook user information by a data analytics firm:“The FTC takes the allegations that the data of millions of people were used without proper authorization very seriously...

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