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For college students building their resumes, that camp counselor gig is nice – but what about participating in a session at an international conference of privacy and data security experts?
Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated to FCC Commissioners a draft order in the Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding. Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen provided the following statement:
Have you done your homework on Ed Tech? The FTC and the Department of Education have published the agenda for their joint Student Privacy and Ed Tech workshop scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2017.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. The FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business helps you...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the final agenda for the Ed Tech Workshop on December 1, co-hosted with the Department of Education and focused on privacy issues related to education technology.
You’re a tax professional and you’ve just learned that your business experienced a data breach. Whether hackers took client information from your server, an insider stole client information, or the information was exposed inadvertently, you’re probably wondering what to do next...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a petition by Sears Holding Management requesting that the FTC reopen and modify a 2009 FTC order settling charges that Sears failed to disclose adequately the scope of consumers’ personal information it collected via a downloadable software...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order with the operator of a Georgia-based online tax preparation service settling allegations that it violated federal rules on financial privacy and security.
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3-4 pm ET / 1-2 pm MT / noon-1 pm PT.To join on November 16, 1 pm MT/Noon PT: Call: 1-(800) 230-1059 and give the operator the webinar name: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in IdahoClick this link to join the webinar: https://ftcevents.webex....
The Federal Trade Commission is providing additional guidance on how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule applies to the collection of audio voice recordings by organizations covered by the law, which requires certain operators of commercial websites or online services to obtain parental...
You’ve read recent news stories about a vulnerability discovered in the WPA2 encryption standard. (Some reports refer to it as KRACK – Key Reinstallation Attack.) Should this be of concern to your business? Yes. Does it warrant further action at your company? Absolutely.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen has issued the following statement regarding the release of the European Commission’s Report on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
You’ve heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses. That was one of the topics addressed at an FTC conference earlier this year on identity theft. Recent headlines about high-profile data breaches have added even more urgency to the...
In our Stick with Security blog series, we’ve done our best to dive deeper into data security by focusing on the lessons learned from recent cases, insights from closed investigations, and the questions and comments we’ve received from businesses.
For businesses, the key to safeguarding sensitive information is to start with security. The Start with Security brochure and videos released in 2015 offer practical tips to take from the FTC’s 60+ data security cases.
If you own a small business or work for one, you’re probably concerned with protecting your business’ data. You want to make sure that sensitive information isn’t accidentally deleted, turned over to a scammer, or hacked. So this week, during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month,...
If you think Ed Tech is the gruff guy in the polo shirt who set up your network, you’re missing out on a revolution happening right now in America’s classrooms. With more than half of K-12 students able to access school-issued personal computing devices, Ed Tech – educational...
As schools continue to find new ways to help enhance learning through technology, they must also ensure these efforts comply with federal laws designed to help protect the privacy of children and students.

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