Tag: Data Security

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Like juggling chain saws or using a Ming vase as a sippy cup, some things are just too risky to be reasonable. Here’s one to add to that list: posting unencrypted financial information about 55,000 consumers on a website available to anyone with an internet connection.
A cyberscammer who used more than 5,500 copycat Web addresses to divert surfers from their intended Internet destinations to one of his sites, and hold them captive while he pelted their screens with a barrage of ads, was charged by the Federal Trade Commission with violating federal laws. At the...
The FTC keeps its finger on the pulse of markets, channeling its resources to protect consumers from deceptive and unfair practices involving new technologies. A few years ago, we created the Mobile Technology Unit to help bring consumer protection into the mobile era. Staffers...
The desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and wireless wearable. Perhaps the only device we used yesterday that wasn’t connected to the internet was the crockpot. And it may know more than it’s telling.
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on proposed data security legislation pending before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Not long ago, consumers accessed the Internet primarily through the browser on their desktop or laptop PC.  While the PC remains a fixture for many, today’s typical consumer relies on a variety of different connected devices to navigate their daily lives.  Examples include consulting...
The Federal Trade Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Dutch Data Protection Authority to enhance information sharing and enforcement cooperation on privacy-related matters.
An overview of the FTC’s enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer outreach and business guidance in the areas of privacy and data security, from January 2014-December 2014.
FTC staff hosted a Twitter chat to discuss the new Internet of Things report, using #FTCIoT. Staff answered questions for 60 minutes. See the Transcript.
We’ve all been talking about the Internet of Things – the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet to send and receive data.
The report is partly based on input from participants in the FTC’s 2013 Internet of Things workshop.
53 and it’s likely to go up. That’s the number of data security law enforcement actions the FTC has settled so far. The facts of each case are different, but distilled down to the basics, they stand for one central proposition: Your company’s data security measures should be...
For most people, January offers a lull after the holidays. But if you’re a tax professional, the busy season just started. Now that figures are flying, the FTC reminds tax preparers, accountants, and others in the industry about the role they can play in fighting back against tax...

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