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In a comment to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about potential safety issues associated with Internet-connected consumer products, staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) warned that poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices could pose a...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with PayPal, Inc. over allegations that its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service misled consumers about their ability to transfer funds to external bank accounts and control the privacy of their Venmo transactions.
Mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products, Inc. and its co-owner have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company allowed a China-based third-party service provider to collect detailed personal information about consumers, such as text message contents and...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission sent letters to two foreign companies that market electronic devices and apps that appear to collect geolocation data from children, warning that the companies may be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está lanzando una campaña de educación a nivel nacional para ayudar a los pequeños negocios a fortalecer sus defensas cibernéticas y proteger los datos delicados que almacenan en sus sistemas.
Uber Technologies, Inc. has agreed to expand the proposed settlement it reached with the Federal Trade Commission last year over charges that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers about its privacy and data security practices.
The Federal Trade Commission is launching a national education campaign to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses and protect sensitive data that they store.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released the agency’s 2017 Annual Highlights today, detailing its continued efforts to protect American consumers and promote competition without unnecessarily burdening legitimate businesses.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) están trabajando conjuntamente para facilitarles a los consumidores el reporte del robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos y para que reciban asistencia para ayudarlos a recuperarse.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposals to modify a video game industry self-regulatory program that the FTC approved in 2001 under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, issued the following statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices:
The Federal Trade Commission will host a Twitter chat to discuss the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will discuss the FTC’s work to enforce COPPA and ensure the FTC’s rule implementing the law stays in...
Note: A conference call for media with Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, was held on March 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET. FTC staff were available to take questions from the media.
The Federal Trade Commission will release its annual Consumer Sentinel Data Book summarizing consumer complaints about fraud, identity theft and other consumer concerns and will host a conference call for news media.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved 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...
A new Federal Trade Commission report finds that the complexity of the mobile ecosystem means that the security update process for patching operating system software on some mobile devices is intricate and time-consuming.
WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to host the third annual PrivacyCon, which will focus on the economics of privacy. A student poster session featuring presentations from the next generation of privacy and data security researchers will coincide with PrivacyCon.WHEN:Wednesday, February 28, 9...
The Federal Trade Commission has new tips for consumers on what to look for when shopping for a virtual private network (VPN) app that can help secure information sent over a public Wi-Fi network.The FTC has long cautioned consumers about the potential risks of using free public Wi-Fi networks,...
The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for PrivacyCon 2018, an event that will be held on February 28, 2018, and will highlight research that explores the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and virtual...

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