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Social networking Web site operators Xanga.com, Inc. and its principals, Marc Ginsburg and John Hiler, will pay a $1 million civil penalty for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its implementing Rule, under the terms of a settlement with the Federal Trade...
An operation that placed spyware on consumers’ computers in violation of federal laws will give up more than $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.
Staff issues advisory opinion concerning Non-Profit Institutions Act: The staff of the Bureau of Competition has advised Alpena (Michigan) Public Schools that its proposed plan to have pharmaceuticals transferred to it for use by its employees, by the Alpena Regional Medical Center, with actual...
A title company that promised consumers it maintained "physical, electronic and procedural safeguards" to protect their confidential financial information, but tossed consumer home loan applications in an open dumpster, agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate storage...
Flowers, candy – and a musical e-card from the Federal Trade Commission? This Mother’s Day give mom something she can really use: an e-card with tips from the FTC on keeping her personal information secure. The e-card, available in English and Spanish at [no longer available], reminds moms to:
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final order in the matter concerning DSW Inc., and authorized the staff to respond to the commenters of record. The Commission vote approving issuance of the final consent order was 5-0. A...
In the largest known compromise of financial data to date, CardSystems Solutions, Inc. and its successor, Solidus Networks, Inc., doing business as Pay By Touch Solutions, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that CardSystems' failure to take appropriate security measures to...
Consumer data broker ChoicePoint, Inc., which last year acknowledged that the personal financial records of more than 163,000 consumers in its database had been compromised, will pay $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million in consumer redress to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that...
Commission approval of staff comments: The Commission has approved the filing of comments by the staffs of the Bureau of Competition, the Bureau of Economics, and the Office of Policy Planning with Rep. Bill Seitz of the Ohio House of Representatives concerning Ohio House Bill 306 (HB 306).
Shoe discounter DSW Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its failure to take reasonable security measures to protect sensitive customer data was an unfair practice that violated federal law. According to the FTC, DSW’s data-security failure allowed hackers to gain access...

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