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A digital game maker has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that it misled consumers about its membership in a program aimed at ensuring companies adhere to requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The operator of a deceptive crowdfunding scheme will be banned permanently from engaging in crowdfunding activities as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that he used contributors’ funds on himself rather than to deliver the high-tech backpack he promised.
Safariland, LLC, which manufactures and sells equipment for the law-enforcement, military, and recreational markets, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it entered several anticompetitive non-compete and customer non-solicitation agreements with body-worn camera system...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.
A provider of medical diagnostic devices and services has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with the developer of three “stalking” apps over allegations the company and its owner failed to secure the data collected by the apps and ensure the apps were used for legitimate purposes.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending refund checks totaling more than $34 million to consumers who allegedly were tricked by Office Depot, Inc. and a software provider into buying computer repair products and services.
Note: The FTC will host a conference call for media with FTC Chairman Joe Simons:Date: Feb. 11, 2020Time: 1 p.m. ETCall-in: 877-226-8216, confirmation number 4193234Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.

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In May 2020, the Commission accepted for public comment a proposed consent agreement to resolve allegations that Miniclip S.A. violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by misrepresenting its status in a Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) safe harbor program.
A Canadian company, RevenueWire, and its CEO, Roberta Leach, will pay $6.75 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they laundered credit card payments for, and assisted and facilitated, two tech support scams previously sued by the FTC. According to the FTC, RevenueWire...
Tapplock settled FTC allegations that it deceived consumers by falsely claiming that its Internet-connected smart locks were designed to be “unbreakable” and that it took reasonable steps to secure the data it collected from users.

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If your business makes “smart” devices, you’ll want to read about Tapplock’s settlement with the FTC. It’s one more example of why businesses in the Internet of Things (IoT) space need to think about privacy and security when designing connected products.

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