On June 4, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public forum to examine the state of mobile security. Mobile technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, provide consumers with an always-connected and convenient means of engaging in their daily activities, including email,...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced a new date for its planned workshop on the privacy and security of the Internet of Things. The workshop will now be held on Nov. 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
The workshop will address a wide variety of issues related to the ability of everyday devices to...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will host a joint roundtable on June 6, 2013, to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process. The event will bring together consumer advocates, credit issuers, collection industry...
Are you a creditor? Are you covered by the Red Flags Rule, a regulation designed to help businesses spot the signs — or "red flags" — of identity theft? Do you know how to tell?
The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance designed to help businesses comply with the requirements of the Red Flags Rule, which protects consumers by requiring businesses to watch for and respond to warning signs or “red flags” of identity theft.
October 23, 1997
Ms. Vivian L. Solganik
OHIO SAVINGS BANK
1801 E. 9th St. - Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Re: FCRA - Employer use of consumer reports
Dear Ms. Solganik:
This responds to your letter dated September 17, 1997, in which you seek the views of the Commission staff on two questions...
February 11, 1998
Karen Coffey, Chief Counsel
Texas Automobile Dealers Assn.
1108 Lavaca -- P. O. Box 1028
Austin, Texas 78767-1028
Re: Section 604 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Dear Ms. Coffey:
November 5, 1998
Nancy S. Spritz, Esq.
Candle, Klitenic & Chernow, LLP
Woodholme Professional Building
1838 Greene Tree Road, Suite 370
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Re: Section 603(k)(1)(B)(iv) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act --Adverse Action Notices to Co-Signers / Guarantors of Denied...
October 26, 1998
William F. Hall, Esquire
United Guaranty Residential Insurance Co.
230 North Elm Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Re: Section 615(a) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Dear Mr. Hall:
If you report information about consumers to consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) — like a credit bureau, tenant screening company, or check verification service — you have legal obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act's Furnisher Rule.
Division of Credit Practices
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Clarke W. Brinckerhoff
March 3, 1998
Paul H. Schieber, Esq.
Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Dear Mr. Schieber:
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a one-day workshop on mobile security on June 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions to moderators online. Staff will live-tweet the workshop and take questions via Twitter, Facebook and email.
There's "Life of Pi" and "Life of Brian," Boswell’s “Life of Samuel Johnson,” the sitcom “Life of Riley,” and the Beatles’ ground-breaking “A Day in the Life.” We view Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection, a roundtable hosted by the FTC and the Consumer Financial...
Is there a more "apple pie” issue than mobile security? It’s hard to come up with one. That’s because a safe environment for mobile commerce is critical to the continued growth of that marketplace — and because you haven’t torn yourself away from your mobile device since you huffed...
As previously announced, technology researchers will join industry representatives to take part in the June 4 Federal Trade Commission forum “Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions.” The forum will address mobile malware, how it spreads, its impact on U.S.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 412 refund checks totaling more than $700,000 to consumers who were victimized by a telemarketing operation that allegedly tricked them into buying bogus health insurance.
We've been patient. It's been years since "Star Wars" came out and we still don't have a gold-plated droid to do our bidding. But companies have introduced a slew of "smart" products that perform a lot of the same functions.
Today’s Business Blog post is brought to you by the letters C-O-P-P-A. If your website or online service is covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, you’re readying your business for the changes that go into effect on July 1, 2013. For the benefit of those looking for...
As part of an ongoing effort to help businesses comply with the requirements of the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, the Federal Trade Commission sent educational letters to more than 90 businesses that may be affected by the changes.
Have you marked your calendar for July 1, 2013? As the FTC announced in December 2012, that’s the date revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule take effect. If COPPA compliance is on your “to do” list, you’ll want to stay in the know about two related developments...