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June 28, 2019
A one-day public workshop in Atlanta focused on truth-in-advertising basics and data security compliance. Designed for business owners, advertising and marketing executives, and attorneys, the program features a roster of experts discussing established consumer protection and antitrust principles,...
Public Event: PrivacyCon 2019
May 14, 2019
The FTC hosted its fourth annual PrivacyCon on June 27, 2019. For PrivacyCon 2019, the FTC was seeking research presentations on a wide range of consumer privacy and security issues, with a particular focus on the economics driving those issues. The call for presentations sought empirical research...
Case: Uber Technologies, Inc.
Public Event: PrivacyCon 2018
February 28, 2018
Building on the success of its two previous PrivacyCon events, the Federal Trade Commission announced a call for presentations for its third PrivacyCon, which took place on February 28, 2018 . The 2018 PrivacyCon expanded collaboration among leading privacy and security researchers, academics,...
Public Event: Informational Injury Workshop
December 12, 2017
Information about consumers has become a key input to innovative products and services. However consumers may suffer injury when information about them is misused. The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop on December 12, 2017, to examine consumer injury in the context of privacy and data...
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.
June 28, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) held a workshop on June 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., to examine the consumer privacy and security issues posed by automated and connected motor vehicles. The workshop featured opening remarks by Acting FTC...
Public Event: PrivacyCon 2017
January 12, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission held its second PrivacyCon conference on January 12, 2017, 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...
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
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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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 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
Press Release: FTC Report on Internet of Things Urges Companies to Adopt Best Practices to Address Consumer Privacy and Security Risks
The report is partly based on input from participants in the FTC’s 2013 Internet of Things workshop.
Closing Letter: Verizon Communications, Inc.
November 12, 2014
Case: Fandango, LLC
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges against Fandango, Inc. and Credit Karma, Inc. According to the FTC’s complaints, the companies’ mobile apps left consumers’ sensitive personal information, including credit card information...
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.