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Ten years ago, President Bush launched a new era in the fight against identity theft by issuing an executive order establishing the Identity Theft Task Force, which the Commission co-chaired. In the ensuing ten years, great strides have been made to combat identity theft but it...
This fall, the Commission will host a forum – the second in its FinTech series – on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer payment systems. Crowdfunding is the process by which companies and individuals raise money from the public to fund new products, projects or individual needs. Peer-to-...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC on September 15, 2016 to examine the testing and evaluation of disclosures that companies make to consumers about advertising claims, privacy practices, and other information. Effective disclosures are critical...
Consumers enjoy recommendations based on their television viewing habits (“viewers who watched Mr. Robot… may enjoy Fight Club”), but who else knows what you’re watching? The golden age of television has arrived with the golden age of television tracking. In 2016, virtually all...
Americans are increasingly familiar with drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These devices have become one of consumers’ most popular technology purchases; some estimate nearly one million new drones will be purchased in 2016. Many consumer drones are controlled by...
With alarming frequency, ransomware hackers are sneaking into consumer and business computers, encrypting files containing photos, documents and other important data, and then demanding a ransom in exchange for the key needed to decrypt the files. At times, these hackers pose as the...
The Federal Trade Commission’s next PrivacyCon will take place on January 12, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The agency’s second PrivacyCon will seek to continue and expand collaboration among leading whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and the...
The FTC’s fourth “Start With Security” event was held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois, and was co-sponsored by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. During this one-day event, the FTC brought together experts who will provide businesses with practical tips and...
#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Be #PrivacyAware This Data Privacy Day Jan. 28 marks Data Privacy Day, an international effort to promote awareness about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. Join this #ChatSTC to get ready for the day, get tips for protecting your...
FTC and the IRS will co-host a webinar with information to assist victims of tax identity theft. Identity theft is growing, and the IRS has taken numerous steps to combat it and protect taxpayers. Learn what to look for and how to report tax related ID theft issues, and where to find...
The FTC, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and AARP Fraud Watch Network will co-host a webinar at 2:00 p.m. EST addressing how tax identity theft happens, providing advice to minimize the risk of becoming a victim, and offering information about what to do if you become a victim. Open to the...
The FTC (@FTC) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) will co-host a twitter chat about tax identity theft at 11:00 a.m. EST. Follow @milconsumer to join the conversation on #VeteranIDTheft and learn about how tax identity theft happens, how to minimize your risks,...
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...
The FTC’s third “Start With Security” event will take place on February 9, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, the University of Washington School of Law Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic, and CoMotion at the...
FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate in a panel on “Tour du Monde: Looking Forward” at the 37th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11:55 am CEST.
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will be a featured speaker in the panel presentation on “How to Put the Individual in Control” at the 37th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9:00 am CEST.
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in the keynote fireside chat entitled “Safe Harbor: The Schrems Case and What Comes Next?” European Institute, Cosmos Club Powell Room, 2121 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC, 10 a.m. EDT.
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in a panel at “The Future of Trans-Atlantic Privacy” seminar hosted by Alston & Bird, 950 F Street, NW, Washington DC, 4 p.m. EDT.
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in a keynote fireside chat on the Internet of Things at the CMS Passcode event. 325 7th Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington DC, 9 a.m. EDT.
FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be a panelist on “The FTC and Data Security” at the Privacy + Security Forum, George Washington Law School, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW, Washington DC, 11 a.m. EDT.

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