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The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is challenging the public to create an innovative tool that will help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities in the software of home devices connected to the Internet of Things. The agency is offering a cash prize of up to $25,000 for...
Turn Inc., a Redwood City, California company that enables sellers to target digital advertisements to consumers, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by tracking them online and through their mobile applications, even after consumers took steps to opt...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for its second PrivacyCon, a public forum that will continue and expand collaboration among leaders from academia, research, consumer advocacy, and industry on the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies. PrivacyCon 2017...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell, and Commissioner Daniel Therrien of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will occur as follows: Their remarks will be followed by an opportunity for media questions on this...
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich filed a comment today with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding its request for comments on proposed industry guidance for highly automated vehicles: Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.
A Federal Trade Commission staff report released today provides an in-depth assessment of evolving business models that rely on internet and app-based “sharing economy” platforms used by millions of Americans. The report summarizes a June 2015 FTC public workshop and highlights a number of...
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for its Dec. 7 Fall Tech Event on Smart TV. With virtually all new television delivery devices now capable of tracking consumers’ viewing habits, content producers and advertisers can gain powerful new insights about the popularity of programming...
Following its September workshop on Ransomware – malicious software that denies access to computer files until the victim pays a ransom – the Federal Trade Commission is offering tips on how consumers and businesses can protect devices and respond to ransomware.
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon forum in January, the FTC will host a privacy research and development networking event on Jan. 11, 2017, designed to provide a platform for government agencies and non-profits that fund or support privacy research to share information about...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has issued the enclosed statement following the approval of new broadband consumer privacy rules by the Federal Communications Commission today:
If your business has experienced a data breach, you are probably wondering what to do next. The Federal Trade Commission’s new Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business, an accompanying video and business blog can help you figure out what steps to take and whom to contact.
The Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference, “Planning For the Future,” examining the state of identity theft now and how it may evolve in the future. The event will take place on May 24, 2017, in Washington, DC. The FTC is also seeking public comment on these issues to help...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has issued the enclosed statement following the release today of the Federal Communications Commission’s Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal:
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for its Oct. 13 event examining how the growing use of unmanned aerial drones may impact consumer privacy. With businesses using drones for everything from product deliveries to photography, the event will look at the potential risks and benefits...
The Federal Trade Commission’s workshop “Putting Disclosures to the Test” is taking place tomorrow, Sept. 15, 2016, in Washington. The workshop will feature research on the effectiveness of disclosures made to consumers in a variety of areas from advertising to privacy policies. FTC Chairwoman...
A new blog post from the Federal Trade Commission provides guidance to businesses on how the cybersecurity framework created by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) aligns with the FTC’s data security program.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (the “Safeguards Rule”) as part of its systematic review of all FTC rules and guides.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for its Sept. 15 workshop, Putting Disclosures to The Test, which will include 22 presentations covering a wide variety of topics on how consumers think about, notice, understand, and act on disclosures made to them in advertising and other...
After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving the Commission’s complaint against Practice Fusion. In its complaint, the FTC charged that Practice Fusion misled consumers by soliciting reviews for doctors in connection with an online healthcare...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for its Sept. 7 event looking at ransomware, which is one of the most challenging cybersecurity problems affecting consumers and businesses. Hackers use ransomware to gain access to consumer and business computers and encrypt files including...

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