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Settlement resolves charges that Retina-X’s products created security vulnerability and violated consumers’ privacy
The Federal Trade Commission has announced a call for research presentations on consumer privacy and security issues, with a particular focus on health applications (apps), for the agency’s fifth annual PrivacyCon, which will take place on July 21, 2020.
The Federal Trade Commission sued online dating service Match Group, Inc. (Match), the owner of Match.com, Tinder, OKCupid, PlentyOfFish, and other dating sites, alleging that the company used fake love interest advertisements to trick hundreds of thousands of consumers into purchasing paid...
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, the Federal Trade Commission addressed how U.S. antitrust laws apply to acquisitions of nascent or potential competitors by digital platforms.
The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The $136 million penalty is by far the largest amount the FTC has ever obtained in a COPPA case since Congress...
Five companies have reached settlements with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which establishes a process to allow companies to transfer consumer data from European Union countries to the United States...
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the list of companies from which it is seeking information as part of its examination of broadband companies’ privacy practices.
The defendants are permanently barred from multi-level marketing as part of settlement.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop to examine consumer protection issues related to video game “loot boxes”—in-game rewards players can buy or earn while playing a video game.WHEN:Wednesday, August 7, 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. ET (Doors open at 8:45 a.m. ET)WHERE:Constitution...
The FTC is sending refund checks and PayPal payments totaling more than $802,000 to 12,140 consumers as part of a settlement with the operators of a St. Louis-based scam that tricked consumers into buying unnecessary technical support services.
The FTC has released the final agenda for its August 7, 2019 workshop that will examine consumer protection issues related to video game “loot boxes,” in-game rewards players can buy while playing a video game.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission is hosting Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions, to examine how manufacturers may limit repairs by consumers and repair shops and whether those limitations affect consumer protection.WHEN:Tuesday July 16, 12:30 pm to 4:
The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for its July 16, 2019 workshop examining ways in which manufacturers may limit third-party repairs of various consumer products.
Smart home products manufacturer D-Link Systems, Inc., has agreed to implement a comprehensive software security program in order to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations over misrepresentations that the company took reasonable steps to secure its wireless routers and Internet-connected...
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman issued this statement regarding the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s ruling yesterday that Qualcomm Inc.’s licensing practices relating to its modem chips violate Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act...
Three dating apps have been removed from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Google Play Store following allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that the apps allowed children as young as 12 to access them and appeared to be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and...
The Federal Trade Commission has taken legal action against the operator of a deceptive crowdfunding scheme who told consumers he was raising money to develop a high-tech backpack and other products, but failed to deliver any of the products and instead used much of the funds for himself.
The Federal Trade Commission sued the health information company Surescripts, alleging that the company employed illegal vertical and horizontal restraints in order to maintain its monopolies over two electronic prescribing, or “e-prescribing,” markets: routing and eligibility.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on August 7, 2019 to examine consumer protection issues related to video game “loot boxes”—in-game rewards players can buy while playing a video game.

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