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The Federal Trade Commission hosted a virtual workshop on April 29, 2021 to examine digital “dark patterns,” a term that has been used to describe a range of potentially manipulative user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps.
Shameka Walker, the FTC’s Identity Theft Program Manager, and ITRC leaders Eva Velasquez and James Lee, talk about current trends in identity theft, the impact of COVID-19-related identity theft, and tips to help keep your personal information safe on the ITRC podcast, The Fraudian...
The AARP Fraud Watch Network talks with Shameka Walker, the FTC’s Identity Theft Program Manager, about COVID-19-related identity theft, current trends, and how to protect yourself. Join the conversation on the AARP Fraud Watch Network Facebook Page.
The FTC will take over the Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC’s) LinkedIn Story to offer tips on protecting yourself against identity theft. Visit the ITRC’s LinkedIn page to learn about different types of identity theft, their warning signs, and how to recover if identity theft...
Join experts from the Identity Theft Resource Center and the FTC for a 30-minute discussion of identity theft during the pandemic — and steps you can take to protect your personal information. We’ll explore topics including identity theft involving unemployment benefits, federal...
The FTC hosted its sixth annual PrivacyCon on July 27, 2021. PrivacyCon 2021 brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related...
The Federal Trade Commission will host an online public workshop on Nov. 10, 2020 to explore a number of issues related to the FTC’s Franchise Rule, and the comments received in response to the FTC’s request for comment about the Rule last year. Specifically, the workshop topics will...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central TimeThursday, August 6, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central TimeBlack, Latino, and other communities of color have been affected by the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and its exacerbation of economic...
THIS EVENT WAS HELD ONLINE.The Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.
This past event was held online only.The workshop will explore some of the issues raised in response to amendments the FTC has proposed making to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive...
The workshop will be the second in a two-part series hosted together with the Department of Justice. The two workshops will allow for a dynamic discussion about the proposed guidelines to complement the written public comments about the proposed guidelines that were submitted to the...
Join experts from the FTC, the Identity Theft Resource Center, and others for an #IDTheftChat on Twitter. We’ll offer tips on protecting yourself from tax identity theft and government imposters and respond to questions. 3:00 p.m. ET
The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center co-host a 30-minute Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week webinar on government imposter scams. We’ll talk about IRS, Social Security Administration, and U.S. Census Bureau imposters, red flag warnings, how to protect yourself, and how to...
On Wednesday, February 5, at 10 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET, AARP, the FTC and the U.S. Treasury Department host two telephone Town Hall meetings. Learn how tax identity theft and government impostor scams happen, the red-flag warnings, and what to do if fraud happens to you. We’re holding...
Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information: Practical Data Security Practices for Your Business. Experts from the FTC and IRS discuss:Protecting your business, customers, and employees against tax identity theftImposter scams that target small businessesPractical...
The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center co-host two 30-minute Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week webinars. The first webinar, on February 3, focuses on identity theft, its impact on victims, tax identity theft, and recovering from identity theft. The second webinar, on February...
The FTC, Veterans Administration and U.S. Postal Inspection Service co-host a webinar on identity theft, tax identity theft, and government imposter scams, how to protect yourself, and how to recover if fraud happens to you. The program – open to the public – will include scam...
On January 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to examine whether there is a sufficient legal basis and empirical economic support to promulgate a Commission Rule that would restrict the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee employment contracts....
On January 28, 2020, staff of the Federal Trade Commission examined voice cloning technologies that enable users to make near-perfect reproductions of a real person’s voice. Advances in artificial intelligence and text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis have allowed researchers to create a...
The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...

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