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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...
FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) will co-host a Twitter chat at 2:00 p.m. EST about tax ID theft – consumers can join the conversation on #IDTheftChat. Follow @FTC and @ITRCSD to ask questions and learn more about tax identity theft, how to protect yourself, and what...
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...
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have charged a payment processing business with credit card laundering and illegally assisting and facilitating a nationwide debt relief telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers.
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.
By: Jessica Rich With the Federal Smart Grid Task Force, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
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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