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According to a lawsuit just filed by the FTC, DeVry University’s ads conveyed to consumers that 90% of its graduates actively seeking employment landed new jobs in their field of study within six months of graduation. You can say this about DeVry: The company has been remarkably...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell was held: Date: Jan. 27, 2016 Time: 1 p.m. ET Ramirez, Mitchell and FTC and Department of Education staff took questions from the media about their actions.
The Federal Trade Commission has postponed a planned press conference at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., which was scheduled for today - Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET - to announce a major step forward in efforts to help victims of identity theft recover from this pernicious crime.  The...
The FTC has postponed the Identity Theft Press Conference due to the government closure & DC weather conditions.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio ofrece Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro, su más reciente fotonovela en español, que les dice a los lectores cómo evitar un problema con la compra de un carro.
The FTC is offering Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro, its newest Spanish-language fotonovela that tells readers how to avoid car-buying trouble. The fotonovela tells a story of what happens when a family buys a minivan with dealer financing, only to be told later by the dealer that the...
Data thieves can be as sharp as the Space Needle and as slippery as a salmon thrown by a Pike Place Market fishmonger. OK, those regional references may be a stretch, but it’s a reminder that the FTC’s Start with Security road show is heading to Seattle on February 9, 2016 – and the...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) realizará una semana de eventos que se llevarán a cabo entre el 25 y el 29 de enero para aumentar el nivel de concientización de los consumidores sobre la amenaza que plantea el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos, una estafa...
Experts from across the technology industry will share their tips and insights on how startup technology companies can make security a central part of their work at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security event taking place Feb. 9 in Seattle, Washington.
The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 25-29 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of people at risk every year.
An overview of the FTC’s enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer outreach and business guidance in the areas of privacy and data security, from January 2015-December 2015.
Experts from around the world have gathered today at PrivacyCon, the FTC’s first-ever confab to discuss the latest in consumer privacy and data security. And it’s much more than just talk. Leading academics and other experts will present new research on five key topics: the state of...
The Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon event is being held tomorrow, Jan. 14, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Speakers will include FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Commissioner Julie Brill and Chief Technologist Lorrie Cranor. The event will feature research presentations and policy discussions...
After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving the Commission’s complaint against Craig Brittain, alleging he used deception to acquire and post intimate images of women, then referred them to another website he controlled, where they were told...
When we announced Operation Collection Protection in November, a federal-state crackdown on illegal debt collection practices, we said it was just the start of a historic partnership – and we weren’t kidding.
In four separate actions, the Federal Trade Commission is announcing that it has stopped illegal debt collection tactics of several debt collection operations. In addition, other federal and state law enforcement officials have taken 12 more actions as part of a federal-state-local law enforcement...
For a while now, pundits have been talking about the three V’s of big data: Volume – the vast quantity of information that can be gathered and analyzed; Velocity – the speed with which companies can accumulate, analyze, and use new data; and Variety – the breadth of data companies...
A new report from the Federal Trade Commission outlines a number of questions for businesses to consider to help ensure that their use of big data analytics, while producing many benefits for consumers, avoids outcomes that may be exclusionary or discriminatory. “Big data’s role is growing in...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the full agenda for its upcoming workshop, “Automobile Distribution: Current Issues and Future Trends.” The all-day event, which will take place on January 19 in Washington, D.C., will explore critical issues in the regulation of auto distribution, with...

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