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Phileas Fogg was famous for going around the world in 80 days, but when it comes to global commerce, consumers can manage the same feat with just one click. Recent FTC actions touch on the international implications of consumer protection.
The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with a background screening company over allegations it falsely claimed to be a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program. In separate actions, the FTC also sent warning letters to more than a dozen companies for falsely claiming...
In just a few years, the FTC’s PrivacyCon has become an Information All-Star Game, complete with panels as high-flying or power-hitting as the Slam Dunk Contest or Home Run Derby. (OK. High-flying and power-hitting if you’re a researcher, academic, or advocate interested in data...
The Federal Trade Commission today released the final agenda for the fourth annual PrivacyCon, which will take place on June 27, 2019 and focus on the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.FTC Chairman Joe Simons will provide opening remarks for PrivacyCon 2019,...
The domino principle. The ripple effect. The butterfly phenomenon. Apply the analogy of your choice to describe what happens when one software developer’s allegedly lax security practices result in the breach of confidential customer information maintained by multiple businesses that...
An Iowa company that sells software and data services to auto dealers has agreed to take steps to better protect the data it collects, to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the firm’s poor data security practices led to a breach that exposed the personal information of millions of...
Forty years ago, a publisher halted sales of a cookbook because of a custard recipe in it. The problem? The recipe reportedly would have created a small explosion (but no custard). Other past mistakes in recipes would have led to bland, burnt, or even toxic dishes.1 Recipes can be...
Racing to finish your comment about proposed changes to the Safeguards Rule by the impending deadline? You can take a breather because the FTC has extended the deadline by 60 days.
The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to extend by 60 days the deadline for the public to submit comments on proposed changes to the Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program.

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