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FTC sued RagingWire Data Centers, Inc. over allegations that the company misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and failed to adhere to the program’s requirements before allowing its certification to lapse.
Thru, Inc. reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that the company made false and misleading representations about its participation in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks.
DCR Workforce, Inc. reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that the company made false or misleading representations about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
The FTC alleged that Facebook violated its privacy promises to consumers and subsequently violated a 2012 Commission order.
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...
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...
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...
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.
Public Statement: Privacy Enforcement and Safe Harbor: Comments of the FTC Staff to European Commission Review of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework
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RELATED LETTER: Letter from Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President in Charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Expressing the Federal Trade Commission’s Commitment to Protecting Consumer Privacy and the Enforcement of the Safe Harbor Program (...
November 29, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on using enforceable industry codes of conduct to protect consumers in cross-border commerce. Such systems, where government entities, businesses, consumer groups and other organizations develop and administer voluntary procedures that govern areas...