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Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., a national seller of pet food, supplies, and services, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that security flaws in its www.PETCO.com Web site violated privacy promises it made to its customers and violated federal law. The agency alleges that, contrary...
As part of a nationwide compliance sweep, the Federal Trade Commission has charged two mortgage companies with violating the agency's Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Safeguards Rule by not having reasonable protections for customers' sensitive personal and financial information. In an administrative...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on different approaches to determining a “fair and reasonable” fee for credit scores under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). FACTA, which was enacted on December 4, 2003, amends the...
There is a related federal case.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Privo, Inc. has been approved as a “safe harbor” program under the terms of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA’s ‘safe harbor’ provision is designed to encourage increased industry self-regulation. Under this provision,...
Commission authorization of joint amicus brief filing: The Commission has authorized the filing of a joint amicus brief with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 3M Company v. LePage’s Inc., No. 02-18625, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case concerns a jury verdict from the Third...
MTS, Inc., and Tower Direct, LLC, (“Tower”) have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that a security flaw in the Tower Web site exposed customers’ personal information to other Internet users, in violation of Tower’s privacy policy representations and federal law. The settlement will...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed rule regarding the proper disposal of consumer report information and records under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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