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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...
The FTC adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule on December 19, 2012, just over two years ago. The amendments strengthened kids’ privacy in several ways.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) realizará una semana de eventos que se llevarán a cabo entre el 26 y el 30 de enero para aumentar el nivel de concientización sobre la amenaza planteada por el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos, una estafa que todos los años pone en riesgo a miles de...
The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) includes a provision enabling industry groups or others to submit for Commission approval self-regulatory guidelines that implement the protections of the Commission’s final Rule. The COPPA requires the Commission to act on a request for "safe...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.
What’s worse than losing all the photos and important files on your computer? Knowing you could have prevented it.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, advises consumers that a wise resolution for the New Year is to back up your digital life.
Maybe you just got a...
Some of the apps offered by China-based BabyBus teach kids the fundamentals of the alphabet. Correspondence just sent to BabyBus by the FTC staff focuses on five of those letters: C-O-P-P-A.
The FTC's letter notes that BabyBus does not get parents’ consent before collecting children’s personal information.
From a patient’s perspective, it was one of those “It seemed like a good idea at the time” innovations: a free online portal that lets people view their billing history with a number of different healthcare providers. But according to the FTC, Atlanta-based PaymentsMD, LLC and former...
FTC charges that PaymentsMD and its former CEO used the sign-up process for a “Patient Portal” -- where consumers could view their billing history -- as a pathway to deceptively seek consumers’ consent to obtain detailed medical information about the consumers.
Following a public comment period and review of AgeCheq, Inc.’s initial proposed Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule verifiable parental consent method, the Federal Trade Commission has denied the company’s application.