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Staff of the Federal Trade Commission released a new paper today outlining key takeaways from a December 12, 2017 workshop examining injuries consumers may suffer from privacy and security incidents.According to the Staff Perspective on the Informational Injury Workshop, participants discussed...
Small businesses are concerned about ransomware, email imposters, and other common cyber threats. So FTC staff hosted roundtables to ask business owners what we can do to help. You came from different parts of the country and different economic sectors, but your answers were...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission, along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Small Business Administration (SBA), launched a national education campaign to help small business owners understand common cyber threats and...
Four companies have agreed to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and that two of these companies failed to abide by a key provision of the framework.
Starting today, consumers who are concerned about identity theft or data breaches can freeze their credit and place one-year fraud alerts for free.Under the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, consumers in some states – those who previously had to pay fees to freeze...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products, Inc. and its co-owner over allegations that they deceived consumers about the disclosure of their personal information and BLU’s data security practices.
When an emergency strikes, your business’s most vulnerable asset may not be in the stockroom or warehouse. It could be the data that has been central to your success. September is National Preparedness Month. The FTC has six steps you can take to help protect your company’s...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Wisconsin and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.September 18, 1:00 p.m. CTSpeakers will include staff...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Virginia and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.September 25, 1:00 p.m. ETSpeakers will include staff from...
Thinking about replacing a company car or truck? Unless you take some security steps before selling the vehicle, you could be leaving behind a water bottle or two, some change under the seat – and a massive amount of corporate and personal data.
Food experts don’t recommend it for your ground chuck or pork shoulder, but starting September 21, 2018, there’s something consumers can safely freeze, unfreeze, and then freeze again.It’s their credit file.

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