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Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Preliminary Draft for Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its Oct. 29 half-day public workshop in Washington, DC on improving class action settlement notices for consumers.Workshop panels include experts who will address the current challenges in reaching consumers, research on consumer class...
There are perceptions some people seem to have about older consumers – and then there’s the data we see in fraud reports from consumers of that age group. Protecting Older Consumers 2018-2019: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission calls some common beliefs into question while...
A new report from the Federal Trade Commission shows that adults aged 60 and older are less likely to report losing money to fraud than younger adults, but the amount of money they report losing is on the rise.The report, Protecting Older Consumers 2018-2019: A Report of the Federal Trade...
On January 28, 2020, staff of the Federal Trade Commission will examine voice cloning technologies that enable users to make near-perfect reproductions of a real person’s voice. Advances in artificial intelligence and text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis have allowed researchers to create a...
The FTC sued a publisher called Agora Financial, LLC, alleging that it tricks seniors into buying books, newsletters, and other publications that falsely promise a cure for type 2 diabetes or promote a phony plan to help them cash in on a government-affiliated check program.
You know that eerie feeling that someone is following your every move? If someone secretly installed a “stalking app” or “stalkerware” sold by Retina-X Studios, LLC, onto your mobile device, that strange sensation could be way more than a feeling. A complaint against the developer and...
The Federal Trade Commission announced a joint warning letter issued with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Rooted Apothecary, LLC for selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD) online with potentially unsubstantiated claims that the products can treat autism, attention-deficit/...
There isn’t a competition to find ways to use social media to mislead consumers. (At least we hope there isn’t.) But with apologies to fans of a certain British baking program, separate FTC actions just might qualify two companies as “Star Fakers” for fabricating followers and skewing...
The Federal Trade Commission, the National Association of State Charities Officials, and state charities regulators across the country are joining with partners around the globe for this year’s International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW), taking place Oct. 21-25, 2019.ICFAW is a coordinated...
It’s International Charity Fraud Awareness Week, a global effort to help charities and donors avoid charity fraud. The FTC has united with state charities regulators, the National Association of State Charities Officials, and international partners in the campaign. By joining forces,...
The FTC regularly revisits rules on the books to make sure they’re effective and up to date. Right now the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule is under review. We asked for public comments in July and hosted a workshop on the Future of the COPPA Rule earlier this month...

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