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In old movies, ransom notes came in the form of pasted letters cut from newspapers.  There’s a new kind of ransom that could pose a substantial risk to your business.  Have you alerted your staff about how to protect one of your company’s most valuable assets?
How much is everything on your computer worth to you?  About $300?  The criminals behind a new malware program are betting on it. The Federal Trade Commission, the FBI and other federal agencies are warning consumers and businesses about “Cryptolocker,” a malware program that holds the files on...
Familiar with Fantage?  If you have kids, they probably are.  It’s a MMORPG – a massively multiplayer online role-playing game – where millions of children customize avatars to play online games in a virtual world.  According to the FTC, there are a few more initials this MMORPG will...
Consumers may not know it, but there are technologies out there that let retailers and others track their movements within and around stores and other attractions through their mobile devices.  Businesses can use the information to identify trends in consumer behavior, plan sales and...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that electronics company TRENDnet, Inc.’s lax security practices led to the exposure of the private lives of hundreds of consumers on the internet for public viewing.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress for the third time in as many days today, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security, and reiterating its unanimous support for enactment of a strong federal data security and breach notification law.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress today on the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security, and reiterated its support for enactment of a strong federal data security and breach notification law.
In testimony before a U.S. Senate Banking subcommittee, the Federal Trade Commission updated Congress on the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security through civil law enforcement, education, and policy initiatives.
RELATED STATEMENT: Oral Statement of Chairwoman Edith Ramirez On Privacy In the Digital Age: Preventing Data Breaches and Combating Cybercrime (February 4, 2014)
Imagine doing a routine online search and having the search engine serve up files that include medical histories, notes from psychiatric sessions and children’s medical exams, sensitive information about drug abuse or pregnancy loss, and personal data like Social Security and driver’...
A company that provides medical transcription services has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers on the open Internet, in some instances including consumers’ medical histories...
The Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. In addition to developing their own safeguards, companies covered by the Rule are responsible for taking steps to ensure that their affiliates and...
Today is Data Security Day.  You've educated your staff about limiting access to sensitive information, locking up confidential paperwork, and securing the network.  But Latanya Sweeney, the FTC’s new Chief Technologist, just clued us in about a potential security vulnerability you,...
When: Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 2014 Time: 2pm-3pm ET Hashtag: #FTCpriv Twitter Account: @JulieBrillFTC Please join FTC Commissioner Julie Brill in a Twitter Chat to discuss data security, privacy, and the Internet of things.
On May 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data.
They’re incredibly valuable.  In the wrong hands, they can be dangerous.  And they’re in your workplace right now.  What are they?  Your employees’ Social Security numbers.   Are you taking commonsense steps to thwart tax identity theft at your business?
Back in the day, consumers looking for a personalized product had to settle for a monogrammed hanky.  GeneLink, Inc.

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