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Press Release: FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlements with Companies that Falsely Claimed Participation in Privacy Shield
The Federal Trade Commission gave final approval to settlements with three companies that deceived consumers by falsely claiming participation in the European Union-United States Privacy Shield framework. In separate complaints, the FTC alleges that human resources software company Decusoft, LLC ,...
Press Release: Statement of Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen on First Annual Review of EU-U.S.-Privacy Shield
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen has issued the following statement regarding the release of the European Commission’s Report on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. “We welcome the positive outcome of the first EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Annual...
Case: Ashley Madison
Case: Lenovo, Inc.
Case: Uber Technologies, Inc.
Press Release: Statement of FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Following Adoption of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement today after the adoption of a Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. “I welcome the adoption of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. This new Framework strengthens privacy protections for Swiss consumers and, like...
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against medical testing laboratory LabMD, Inc. alleging that the company failed to reasonably protect the security of consumers’ personal data, including medical information. The complaint alleges that in two separate incidents, LabMD collectively...
Closing Letter: Nest Labs, Inc.
July 7, 2016
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework in Brussels, Belgium. “The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework supports the growing digital economy on both sides of the Atlantic, while ensuring the...
Public Statement: Letter From Chairwoman Edith Ramirez To Vĕra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality of the European Commission, Describing Federal Trade Commission Enforcement of the New EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
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Public Event: Start with Security - Seattle
February 9, 2016
The FTC’s third “Start With Security” event will take place on February 9, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab , the University of Washington School of Law Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic , and CoMotion at the University...
Public Event: PrivacyCon
January 14, 2016
The Federal Trade Commission held a conference on January 14, 2016 to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer...
Public Event: Cross-Device Tracking
November 16, 2015
Not long ago, consumers accessed the Internet primarily through the browser on their desktop or laptop PC. While the PC remains a fixture for many, today’s typical consumer relies on a variety of different connected devices to navigate their daily lives. Examples include consulting a traffic app on...
Public Event: Start with Security - Austin
November 5, 2015
The FTC’s second “Start With Security” event will take place on November 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Texas Robert S. Strauss Center and the Center for Identity. This one-day conference will continue the FTC’s work to provide companies with practical tips...
Public Event: Start with Security - San Francisco
September 9, 2015
The FTC's first “Start With Security” conference is scheduled for September 9, 2015, in San Francisco, and is co-sponsored by the University of California Hastings College of the Law. It is part of a business education initiative designed to provide companies with practical resources to help them...
Closing Letter: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
August 10, 2015
Closing Letter: Verizon Communications, Inc.
November 12, 2014
Case: Fandango, LLC
Case: Credit Karma, Inc.
Public Statement: Comment Filed By Jessica Rich, Discussing How Developments In "Big Data" Affect Consumer Privacy and the Interests Reflected in the Administration's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
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An overview of the FTC’s enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer outreach and business guidance in the areas of privacy and data security, from January 2013-March 2014.
May 7, 2014
On May 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data. The seminar addressed the increasing role consumers are taking in managing and generating their own health data. For example, consumers are researching their health conditions and...
Public Event: Spring Privacy Series: Mobile Device Tracking
February 19, 2014
On February 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Mobile Device Tracking. The speakers discussed how retailers and other businesses have been tracking consumers’ movements throughout and around retail stores and other attractions using technologies that identify signals...
Public Event: Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions
June 4, 2013
On June 4, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public forum to examine the state of mobile security. Mobile technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, provide consumers with an always-connected and convenient means of engaging in their daily activities, including email, shopping,...
Public Event: Senior Identity Theft: A Problem in This Day and Age
May 7, 2013
The FTC brought together experts from government, private industry, and public interest groups to discuss the unique challenges facing victims of senior identity theft. The forum included panels on different types of senior identity theft – tax and government benefits, medical, and long-term care...
Case: Compete, Inc.
Closing Letter: Michaels Stores, Inc.
July 6, 2012