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WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will host PrivacyCon 2021 to examine the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET WHERE:
The Federal Trade Commission has released the final agenda for its sixth annual PrivacyCon event, which will be held online on July 27, and will include a focus on the privacy and security risks associated with algorithms, online advertising, and the Internet of Things.
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement that will require Flo Health Inc. to obtain the affirmative consent of users of the company’s fertility-tracking app before sharing their personal health information with others and to obtain an independent review of their privacy practices.
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with the developer of a photo app that allegedly deceived consumers about its use of facial recognition technology and its retention of the photos and videos of users who deactivated their accounts.
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with a Nevada-based company that provides travel emergency services over allegations it failed to take reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information such as health records.
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., over allegations it misled consumers about the level of security it provided for its Zoom meetings and compromised the security of some Mac users.
The Federal Trade Commission is launching Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1-5, 2021, with a series of events to highlight steps consumers can take to help reduce their risk of identity theft and recover if identity theft occurs.
The developer of a period and fertility-tracking app used by more than 100 million consumers has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company shared the health information of users with outside data analytics providers after promising that such information would be kept private....
A California-based developer of a photo app has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that it deceived consumers about its use of facial recognition technology and its retention of the photos and videos of users who deactivated their accounts. 
A Nevada-based company that provides travel emergency services must put in place a comprehensive information security program as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the company failed to take reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information such as...
The Federal Trade Commission issued a call for research on a wide range of privacy and security issues as part of its sixth annual PrivacyCon event, which will take place July 27, 2021.
A mortgage industry data analytics company will be required to implement a comprehensive data security program as part of a settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission allegations that the firm failed to ensure one of its vendors was adequately securing personal data about tens of thousands of...
The Federal Trade Commission is issuing orders to nine social media and video streaming companies, requiring them to provide data on how they collect, use, and present personal information, their advertising and user engagement practices, and how their practices affect children and teens.
A California-based company that provides background reports to property management companies will pay $4.25 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the firm failed to follow reasonable procedures to ensure the accuracy of its reports about potential...
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with a data storage services company that allegedly deceived consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield) framework.
Hoy, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) anunció un acuerdo resolutorio con Zoom Video Communications, Inc. que establece que la compañía deberá implementar un robusto programa de seguridad de la información para resolver las alegaciones que implican que el proveedor de...
Note: The FTC hosted a conference call for media. Participants included Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Andrew Smith and Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director of the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection.
The Federal Trade Commission has released the agenda for its September 22, 2020, workshop that will examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.
The Federal Trade Commission announced that the September 22, 2020, workshop examining the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability will be held online.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on proposed changes that would bring several rules implementing parts of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in line with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).

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