The FTC has issued a Notice that it has determined that certain acts or practices concerning misuse of information collected in confidential contexts are deceptive or unfair and violate the FTC Act.
- Notice of Penalty Offenses Concerning Misuse of Information Collected in Confidential Contexts (2023)
- Sample cover letter sent to recipients of this Notice
- Related Press Release: FTC Warns Tax Preparation Companies About Misuse of Consumer Data
The FTC administrative decisions establishing penalty offenses concerning misuse of information collected in confidential contexts:
About Notices of Penalty Offenses
A Notice of Penalty Offenses is a document listing certain types of conduct that the FTC has determined, in one or more litigated administrative cases, to be unfair or deceptive in violation of the FTC Act.
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