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The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Such practices include social networking, cloud...
REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE Individuals and organizations may submit requests to participate as panelists and may recommend topics for inclusion in the agenda. The requests and recommendations should be submitted electronically to childrensprivacyroundtable@ftc.gov. Prospective panelists...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, will hold a forum to discuss child identity theft. Government, business, non-profit, legal service providers, and victim advocates will explore the...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop exploring facial recognition technology and the privacy and security implications raised by its increasing use. Facial recognition technology has been adopted in a variety of new contexts, ranging from online social networks to digital...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers. This event brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, government regulators, technologists, and academics to...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public workshop to consider the need for new guidance concerning advertising and privacy disclosures in today's online and mobile environments. The workshop addressed online disclosure challenges, including making clear and conspicuous...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public event to develop solutions to the rapid rise in illegal robocalls. The Summit included a report on the current state of the robocall technology and the industry, along with a discussion of the laws surrounding the use of robocalls...
The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in November and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organizations to discuss antitrust, consumer protection, and policy issues that the...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on using enforceable industry codes of conduct to protect consumers in cross-border commerce.  Such systems, where government entities, businesses, consumer groups and other organizations develop and administer voluntary procedures that...
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The FTC brought together experts from government, private industry, and public interest groups to discuss the unique challenges facing victims of senior identity theft.  The forum included panels on different types of senior identity theft – tax and government benefits, medical, and...
Funny thing about the Fair Credit Reporting Act:  It’s been around since 1970, it’s broad in scope, and yet a lot of businesses with obligations under the law may not be focusing on compliance.  Warning letters the FTC just sent to six companies in a particular line of work...
The Federal Trade Commission has warned the operators of six websites that share information about consumers’ rental histories with landlords that they may be subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Consumers have made it clear: They want to know what their apps are up to.  And when it comes to apps for kids, italicize that, put it in ALL CAPS, and multiply by 10.  That’s why the FTC has released a new way of letting parents know just what their kids’ apps may be doing.  Savvy...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Epic Marketplace, Inc. used "history sniffing" to secretly and illegally determine whether millions of consumers had visited any of more than 54,000 domains. The domains included pages...
The Federal Trade Commission has released a new video designed to give mobile app developers information they can use to ensure that their innovative efforts also protect the interests of consumers.
Paper, Plastic, . . . Mobile?  The question isn’t about how you bag your groceries — it’s about how you pay for them.  Are you going to use cold hard cash?
The FTC works to advance government policies that protect consumers and promote competition. As part of its policy, advocacy, and research work, the agency:

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