The FTC alleged that CafePress failed to implement reasonable security measures to protect sensitive information stored on its network, including plain text Social Security numbers, inadequately encrypted passwords, and answers to password reset questions. The Commission’s proposed order requires the company to bolster its data security and requires its former owner to pay a half million dollars to compensate small businesses.
Every year the FTC brings hundreds of cases against individuals and companies for violating consumer protection and competition laws that the agency enforces. These cases can involve fraud, scams, identity theft, false advertising, privacy violations, anti-competitive behavior and more. The Legal Library has detailed information about cases we have brought in federal court or through our internal administrative process, called an adjudicative proceeding.
Statement of Commissioner Christine S. Wilson Regarding the Combatting Online Harms Through Innovation Report
Statement of Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter Regarding the Commission's Report to Congress: Combatting Online Harms Through Innovation
Statement of Commissioner Alvaro M. Bedoya Regarding Report to Congress on Combatting Online Harms Through Innovation
Statement of Chair Lina M. Khan Joined by Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter in the Matter of Twitter, Inc.
Ascension will be required to implement a comprehensive data security program as part of a settlement resolving FTC allegations that the firm failed to ensure one of its vendors was adequately securing personal data about tens of thousands of mortgage holders.
The FTC approved a proposed order banning SpyFone and its CEO Scott Zuckerman from the surveillance business over allegations that the stalkerware app company secretly harvested and shared data on people’s physical movements, phone use, and online activities through a hidden device hack.
Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Rohit Chopra Regarding Final Approval of the Settlement with Zoom Communications, Inc.
Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter Regarding Final Approval of the Settlement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
SkyMed must put in place a comprehensive information security program as part of a settlement with the FTC over allegations the company failed to take reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information such as health records.
Joint Statement of FTC Commissioners Chopra, Slaughter, and Wilson Regarding Social Media and Video Streaming Service Providers’ Privacy Practices
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. will be required to implement a robust information security program to settle FTC allegations that the video conferencing provider engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users.