Tag: Privacy and Security

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COPPA compliance survey reviewing information collection practices at 144 children's Web sites.
Twitter Chat with Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen When: Monday, Jan. 6th 1-2pm ET Hashtag: #FTCpriv Twitter Account: @MOhlhausenFTC Please join FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen in a Twitter Chat to discuss privacy, the Internet of Things, and more before her panel event at the Consumer...
We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating:  Glitch Happens.  In the case of Accretive Health, Inc., it was a laptop taken from the passenger compartment of an employee’s car.  What transformed this oops into a full-fledged uh-oh was that the laptop contained files with 20 million...
Accretive Health, Inc., a company that provides medical billing and revenue management services to hospitals around the country, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed sensitive consumer information to the risk of theft or...
We got an interesting suggestion recently.  “With how fast technology changes, how about building in a process so companies can see if newer methods meet the requirements of existing rules?”  A related recommendation:  Crowdsourcing.  “The FTC could publicize an idea and get feedback...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a new method for companies to get parents’ consent for their children to access online services covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. Based on an application submitted by Imperium, Inc., the Commission has approved the use...
No one is sliding across the living room floor in shades lip synching to Bob Seger, but violating the FTC’s Risk-Based Pricing Rule is risky business nonetheless. That’s the message of the FTC’s $1.9 million settlement with telecom company Time Warner Cable, Inc., the first case...
The Federal Trade Commission provided information to Congress today on the status of its work regarding companies that collect and aggregate consumers’ information and then resell it, known as data brokers.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed verifiable parental consent method that IVeriFly, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on the issues raised at the recent workshop exploring consumer privacy and security issues posed by the Internet of Things. 
Goldenshores Technologies’ “Brightest Flashlight Free” is an incredibly popular Android app downloaded by tens of millions of consumers.  But did those people know that when they used the app, it would transmit their precise location and unique device identifier to third parties,...
On March 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Alternative Scoring Products. The speakers described a variety of predictive analytics products offered by many data brokers to predict trends and consumer behavior in a variety of contexts, ranging from...
On February 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Mobile Device Tracking.
Take out your mobile device where you input all that personal information and make note of three upcoming FTC events where the topic of conversation will be, well, the collection and use of all that personal information.  But this time we're switching things up a bit.  The FTC's...
The creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which allows a device to be used as a flashlight, deceived consumers about how their geolocation information would be shared with advertising networks and...
RELATED LETTER: Letter from Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President in Charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Expressing the Federal Trade Commission’s Commitment to Protecting Consumer Privacy and the Enforcement of the Safe Harbor Program (...
This spring, the Federal Trade Commission will host a series of seminars to examine the privacy implications of three new areas of technology that have garnered considerable attention for both their potential benefits and the possible privacy concerns they raise for consumers.

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