Blog Posts Tagged with "FTC"

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WOMMA Releases Social Media Marketing Privacy Guidelines

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

WOMMA applauds the FTC's efforts at making transparency a key point. While it is not yet clear what effect these developments have had on the online marketing industry - we appreciate the agency's efforts to allow industry leaders to develop self-regulatory initiatives...

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FTC Takes on Super Cookies

December 06, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The FTC is an increasingly nimble enforcer, with ever shorter news story-to-enforcement action cycles. This approach is consistent with the FTC's stated commitment to take enforcement actions in the areas where the agency believes there is significant non-compliance...

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Mobile App Makers Must Protect Children’s Privacy

December 05, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Mobile applications do much more than entertain, inform, or otherwise make life more convenient. Depending on the app, companies can access private information as varied as phone and email contacts, call logs, calendar data, and data about the device, and therefore our location...

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What Facebook’s FTC Settlement Means for Businesses

December 01, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The basic concept is actually quite simple: Companies should include privacy concepts and controls into new products and services during their development stage rather than treating privacy as an afterthought or ignoring it altogether...

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Look Around...The FTC is Really Busy

October 17, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

One of the most important elements in this publication is the FTC’s statement that all of the laws applicable to consumer protection offline apply online too. The FTC advised that we should use the same factors we use to determine if a disclosure is conspicuous...

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FTC Proposes Revisions to COPPA Rule

September 30, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The proposed amendments would modify the Rule in five areas: definitions, parental notice, parental consent mechanisms, confidentiality and security of children’s personal information, and safe harbor programs. Each may have a significant impact on a company’s current online practices...

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Congressmen Call for FTC Investigation on Supercookies

September 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“I am very disturbed by news that supercookies are being used to collect vast amounts of information about consumers’ online activities without their knowledge. Companies should not be behaving like supercookie monsters, gobbling up personal, sensitive information without users’ knowledge..."

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Mobile Application Settles With FTC on COPPA Violations

August 21, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The FTC alleged that the company’s apps were directed to children and that the applications therefore violated COPPA and the FTC’s COPPA Rule by collecting and disclosing personal information from children without their parents’ prior consent...

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FTC Panel: How to Protect Your Kids

July 26, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

At the national level, representatives from government, business, nonprofits, legal services and victim advocacy organizations explored the nature, prevention and resolution of identity fraud that target children, particularly foster youths...

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Capitalizing on Privacy Practices

July 22, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Businesses that put privacy into the design of their products and services are less likely to face consumer and regulatory backlash. Businesses may benefit in another way from protective privacy practices - this recent study indicates that it may be leveraged as a selling point...

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Twelve Tips for Combating Identity Theft

June 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The bad news is that the cost of remediating an identity theft event increased by sixty-three percent over the same time period, and the incidence of "friendly fraud" - identity theft by an acquaintance of the victim - rose seven percent...

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Legislation to Require Mandatory Breach Reporting

June 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“You shouldn’t have to cross your fingers and whisper a prayer when you type in a credit card number on your computer and hit ‘enter.’ E-commerce is a vital and growing part of our economy. We should take steps to embrace and protect it – and that starts with robust cyber security..."

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Privacy by Design: Key Concern for VCs and Start-Ups

June 13, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Privacy by design makes privacy an essential component of the core product or service a company delivers. Spotting privacy issues and addressing concerns before launch aligns products and services with consumer expectations and can save everyone from future headaches...

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Five Issues With Obama’s Breach Notification Policy

May 31, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The proposed bill is nothing more than an outdated, bandwagon approach that creates more red tape for businesses, weakens state law, and overprotects small- to medium-sized companies that suffer data breaches. Bottom line: It offers little, meaningful help to the consumer...

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FTC Enforcement Update: Virtual Worlds Settles

May 30, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The FTC complaint alleged that the sites collected children’s information, including ages and email addresses, during registration and then enabled children to publicly post their full names, email addresses, instant messenger IDs, geographic location and other information...

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Analysis of the Senate Hearings on Mobile Privacy

May 22, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The rapid growth of mobile products and services raises several concerns: mobile devices are always on and always with the consumer, mobile devices contain information that is highly personal in nature, and companies have the ability to track consumers who use mobile devices...

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