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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2014 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition during the past calendar year.
Defendants posted bank account numbers of 55,000 consumers
Two U.S. businesses have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they falsely claimed they were abiding by an international privacy framework known as the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor, which enables U.S. companies to transfer consumer data from the European Union to the United States in...
A cyberscammer who used more than 5,500 copycat Web addresses to divert surfers from their intended Internet destinations to one of his sites, and hold them captive while he pelted their screens with a barrage of ads, was charged by the Federal Trade Commission with violating federal laws. At the...
After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving the Commission’s complaint against TRUSTe, Inc. for deceiving consumers about its privacy seal program.
Your email has been hacked – what do you do?
Your computer has been hijacked by malware – how do you get it back?
Whether you’re unsure or you’re the person your friends always turn to with these kinds of questions, the Federal Trade Commission has created two videos, in English and Spanish, to...
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on proposed data security legislation pending before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on Nov. 16, 2015, to examine the privacy issues around the tracking of consumers’ activities across their different devices for advertising and marketing purposes.
The Federal Trade Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Dutch Data Protection Authority to enhance information sharing and enforcement cooperation on privacy-related matters.
After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders resolving complaints that PaymentsMD, LLC and its former CEO, Michael C. Hughes, violated consumers’ privacy by collecting personal medical information without their consent.
Following a public comment period and review of AgeCheq, Inc.’s second proposed Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule verifiable parental consent method, the Federal Trade Commission has denied the company’s application.
The operator of an alleged “revenge porn” website is banned from publicly sharing any more nude videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he will have to destroy the intimate images and personal...
The report is partly based on input from participants in the FTC’s 2013 Internet of Things workshop.
Según las estadísticas de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) publicadas hoy, el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos fue la forma de robo de identidad más comúnmente reportada ante la FTC durante 2014, en tanto que la cantidad de quejas presentadas por los consumidores sobre delincuentes...
Tax-related identity theft was the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, while the number of complaints from consumers about criminals impersonating IRS officials was nearly 24 times more than in 2013, according to FTC statistics released today.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) realizará una semana de eventos que se llevarán a cabo entre el 26 y el 30 de enero para aumentar el nivel de concientización sobre la amenaza planteada por el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos, una estafa que todos los años pone en riesgo a miles de...
The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.
What’s worse than losing all the photos and important files on your computer? Knowing you could have prevented it.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, advises consumers that a wise resolution for the New Year is to back up your digital life.
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The FTC's letter notes that BabyBus does not get parents’ consent before collecting children’s personal information.