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Starting October 31, many members of the military will have access to free electronic credit monitoring, which can help them spot identity theft.
Mortgage Solutions FCS, doing business as Mount Diablo Lending, and Ramon Walker agreed to pay $120,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other laws by revealing personal information about consumers in response to...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Preliminary Draft for Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management.
On January 28, 2020, staff of the Federal Trade Commission examined voice cloning technologies that enable users to make near-perfect reproductions of a real person’s voice. Advances in artificial intelligence and text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis have allowed researchers to create a...
You know that eerie feeling that someone is following your every move? If someone secretly installed a “stalking app” or “stalkerware” sold by Retina-X Studios, LLC, onto your mobile device, that strange sensation could be way more than a feeling. A complaint against the developer and...
Settlement resolves charges that Retina-X’s products created security vulnerability and violated consumers’ privacy
How would we describe PrivacyCon 2020? Is it Burning Man without the flames? The New Orleans Jazz Festival – minus the jazz and the festival? The best way to know what PrivacyCon is all about is to mark your calendar for July 21, 2020, and attend the FTC’s fifth annual gathering of...
The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...
Retina-X Studios, LLC, reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company and its owner failed to secure the data collected by its “stalking” apps and ensure the apps were used for legitimate purposes.
The Federal Trade Commission will begin sending refund checks totaling more than $31 million as part of a previously announced settlement with LifeLock, Inc., related to allegations that the identity theft protection provider violated a 2010 Commission data security order.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will host a public workshop on December 10, 2019 to discuss issues affecting the accuracy of both traditional credit reports and employment and tenant background screening reports.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved a final order settling charges against an Iowa-based auto dealer software provider that allegedly failed to take reasonable steps to secure consumers’ data, leading to a breach that exposed the personal information of millions...
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the list of companies from which it is seeking information as part of its examination of broadband companies’ privacy practices.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a background screening company falsely claimed to be in compliance with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks.

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