Blog Posts Tagged with "FTC"

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Why HTC’s Settlement is a Game Changer for Secure Development

March 08, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi

The HTC settlement is not based on high-profile breaches. Instead, it points out: “HTC America failed to employ reasonable and appropriate security practices in the design and customization of the software on its mobile devices”.

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FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Revisions to COPPA Rule

August 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The proposed modifications to the definitions of "operator" and "website or online service directed to children" address commenters’ concerns related to the use of third party advertising networks and downloadable software kits, or plug ins, that collect personal information through child-directed websites...

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Latest Data Breach Notification Bill Won’t Go Far

July 23, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

When comparing the bill to existing state laws on the subject, the lack of focus on consumer protection and an emphasis on making it business-friendly become evident. It becomes evident not by looking at what the bill contains, but by looking at what is purposely missing...

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Data Security: Spokeo in the News

June 23, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

“Spokeo, which compiles dossiers on consumers, agreed to pay $800,000 to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that it sold personal information in violation of the law. From 2008 to 2010, Spokeo sold millions of consumer profiles to human resources departments and recruiters..."

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Twitter's New Tailored Suggestion Service Raises Questions

June 06, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Congress seeks clarification on how Twitter purports to honor a user’s choice to opt-out of targeted advertising and data collection using the Do Not Track browser option, while simultaneously collecting user information from third party websites under the tailored suggestions program...

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FTC MySpace Settlement: Say What You Do and Do What You Say

May 30, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The settlement bars MySpace from making future misrepresentations regarding the extent to which it protects users’ personal information, requires it to implement a comprehensive privacy program and requires it to undergo biennial, independent, third party privacy assessments for the next 20 years...

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FTC Final Report Provides Meaningful Protection Online

April 21, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Recently, the FT) released a final report on digital consumer privacy after more than 450 companies, advocacy groups and individuals commented on the December 2010 draft. The final report creates strong guidelines for protecting consumer privacy choices in the online world...

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FTC Commission Report on Protecting Consumers

April 16, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The FTC has a front and center role in data privacy and enforcement. We have written extensively about the FTC’s actions and recommendations. How is the final Framework different from the draft Framework and what should your privacy professionals be taking away from the Framework?

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FTC to Link Do-Not-Track and Big Data Concerns

April 02, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The FTC sees a greater threat to consumers in third-party data collection because of lack of notice, choice and transparency in the practices of data collectors. But the challenge is understanding where to draw the line between “first party” and “third party” practices...

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NTIA Requests Comments on New Privacy Framework

March 14, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The NTIA seeks comments to begin development of the consumer data collection code of conduct among a broad spectrum of stakeholders in which companies will voluntarily participate, but which will also be legally enforceable and subject to the jurisdiction of the FTC...

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FTC Says Tax Fraud is On the Rise and Here's Why

March 11, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Used to be crooks snagged a Social Security number to open a credit card and run up charges. Now they've found an easier way to make money, according to the FTC: Identity thieves prefer to commit tax and wage-related fraud...

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Obama Unveils Blueprint for Online Privacy Bill of Rights

February 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Obama Administration today unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protections and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth...

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Is Information Online Legally Fair Game to Use for Marketing?

February 21, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Social media sites are booming. The amount of personal information posted to them, such as photos, videos, original stories, thoughts, gossip, is exploding. Marketers are drooling at the prospect of using all that “free” information. Well, it’s really not free, folks...

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FTC Removed Security Protocols from Website Contract

February 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The events appear to be a comedy of errors, where during the long process involved in awarding contracts, critical security requirements were not enforced. As the federal government races to outsource in an effort to cut costs, the risk of oversights become more probable...

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Anonymous Hacks and Defaces FTC Websites

February 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed credit for hacking and defacing several Federal Trade commission (FTC) websites in protest of the US government's support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)...

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Facebook to Live Stream International Data Privacy Day Event

January 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Data Privacy Day is an international initiative that commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first international treaty dealing with privacy, security and data protection, which recognizes the right to protection of personal information as a fundamental freedom...

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