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October 22, 2019
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 near-perfect...
D-Link Systems, Inc., 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 cameras.
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...
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,...
Press Release: PayPal Settles FTC Charges that Venmo Failed to Disclose Information to Consumers About the Ability to Transfer Funds and Privacy Settings; Violated Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with PayPal, Inc. over allegations that the company told users of its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service that money credited to their Venmo balances could be transferred to external bank accounts without adequately disclosing that the...
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...
Public Event: Student Privacy and Ed Tech
December 1, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Education (“ED”) hosted a workshop on December 1, 2017 to examine student privacy and Ed Tech. The use of “Ed Tech” has exploded over the past several years. More than half of K-12 students have access to a school-issued personal computing...
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...
The Staff Perspective recounts important themes arising out of the discussion by panelists at the full-day workshop. It discusses the mechanics of lead generation and how it functions in the modern economy. The paper describes who collects leads and how they are used – in particular the process by...
Closing Letter: Nest Labs, Inc.
July 7, 2016
Case: InMobi Pte Ltd.
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...
Case: Fandango, LLC
Case: Credit Karma, Inc.
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: Alternative Scoring Products
March 19, 2014
On March 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Alternative Scoring Products. The speakers described a variety of predictive analytics products offered by many data brokers to predict trends and consumer behavior in a variety of contexts, ranging from identity verification...
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: Pay On The Go: Consumers and Contactless Payment
July 24, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission and the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington will host a Town Hall meeting on July 24, 2008, to explore the growth of contactless payment systems and their implications for consumer protection policy. This Town Hall, titled “Pay on the...