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Recent FTC Privacy News

FTC and FCC called on to enforce privacy regulation

(Jan 17, 2019) Multichannel News reports that Public Knowledge has called on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to enforce customer privacy network information regulation following a report that found a California VoIP provider left millions of text messages and call records on an unsecured database for months. The article states that Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld called for the FTC and FCC “to get off the privacy sidelines and into the game.” ... Read More

The impact of the shutdown on US federal privacy offices

(Jan 14, 2019) While the partial shutdown of the government continues to have significant implications for agencies like the U.S. Transportation Security Administration as travelers holding their shoes navigate the nation's airports among long lines and wait times, the shutdown's impact on less visible operations may not be so apparent to civilians. But what happens to privacy at the federal level while those charged with operationalizing it are sitting at home? The shutdown's impact on the Department of Homel... Read More

The shutdown's impact on government privacy work

(Jan 14, 2019) While the partial shutdown of the government continues to have significant implications for agencies like the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with travelers holding their shoes struggling to navigate the nation's airports among desperately long lines, the shutdown's impact on less visible operations may not be apparent to civilians. But that doesn't mean those operations aren't taking a hit, as well. What happens to privacy at the federal level when those charged with operationalizi... Read More

Featured Cases

    ReadyTech, In the Matter of

    (Oct 25, 2018) The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with ReadyTech Corp., over allegations that it falsely claimed it was in the process of certifying its compliance under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. Read More

    mResource LLC (Loop Works LLC), In the Matter of

    (Sep 27, 2018) FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies That Falsely Claimed Participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Four companies have agreed to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and that two of these companies failed to abide by a key provision of the framework. In separate complaints, the FTC alleges that IDmission, LLC, mResource LLC (doing business as Loop Works, LLC), SmartStart Employment ... Read More

    IDmission LLC, In the Matter of

    (Sep 27, 2018) FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies That Falsely Claimed Participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Four companies have agreed to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and that two of these companies failed to abide by a key provision of the framework. In separate complaints, the FTC alleges that IDmission, LLC, mResource LLC (doing business as Loop Works, LLC), SmartStart Employment ... Read More

    SmartSmart Employment Screening, Inc., In the Matter of

    (Sep 27, 2018) FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies That Falsely Claimed Participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Four companies have agreed to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and that two of these companies failed to abide by a key provision of the framework. In separate complaints, the FTC alleges that IDmission, LLC, mResource LLC (doing business as Loop Works, LLC), SmartStart Employment ... Read More

    VenPath, Inc., In the Matter of

    (Sep 27, 2018) FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies That Falsely Claimed Participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Four companies have agreed to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and that two of these companies failed to abide by a key provision of the framework. In separate complaints, the FTC alleges that IDmission, LLC, mResource LLC (doing business as Loop Works, LLC), SmartStart Employment ... Read More

    BLU Products and Samuel Ohev-Zion, In the Matter of

    (Apr 30, 2018) Mobile Phone Maker BLU Reaches Settlement with FTC over Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Claims Agency alleges BLU misled consumers and put their personal data at risk FOR RELEASE April 30, 2018 Mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products, Inc. and its co-owner have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company allowed a China-based third-party service provider to collect detailed personal information about consumers, such as text message cont... Read More

    PayPal, Inc., In the Matter of

    (Feb 27, 2018) 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 transactions were still subject to rev... Read More

    Prime Sites, Inc. (Explore Talent)

    (Feb 5, 2018) Online Talent Search Company Settles FTC Allegations it Collected Children's without Consent and Misled Consumers A web-based talent search company has agreed to pay $235,000 in civil penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children, and that it misled consumers about the benefits of its premium paid services. The FTC’s complaint against Nevada-based Prime Sites, Inc. alleges that the company – ... Read More

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