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Dropbox Responds to FTC Complaint about Data Security

May 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We understand that many of you have been confused by this situation — and some folks even felt like we misled them, or were careless about their privacy. We apologize for this confusion. All of us here at Dropbox care deeply about the security and privacy of your data..."

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FTC Complaint: Dropbox Lied About Data Security

May 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Dropbox does not employ industry best practices regarding the use of encryption technology. Specifically, Dropbox’s employees have the ability to access its customers’ unencrypted files. Dropbox has and continues to make deceptive statements to consumers..."

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FTC Privacy Enforcement Update

May 11, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

With the Ceridian and Lookout settlements, the FTC wants to dispel the notion that it is focused solely on large scale, high profile privacy and information security violations affecting consumers. This is another reason to take a hard look at your company's compliance...

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FTC's 'Operation Empty Promises' Targets Job Scams

April 13, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The FTC recently announced that it has stepped up its ongoing campaign against scammers who falsely promise guaranteed jobs and opportunities to ‘be your own boss’ to consumers who are struggling with unemployment and diminished incomes as a consequence of the economic downturn...

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FTC Privacy Enforcement and the Google Buzz Settlement

April 12, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Now is the time to review your company’s privacy and information security practices, conduct an security assessment, and take steps to ensure that your company’s practices comply with the various privacy and information security requirements, including FTC guidance...

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What's Next for the FTC's Proposed Privacy Framework?

April 04, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Shortly after the FTC Privacy Framework's release and its “Do Not Track” proposal, the response was robust to say the least. Several major web browsers announced support for a browser-based means of defeating persistent online tracking...

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Senator Kerry Releases Draft of Privacy Bill of Rights

March 28, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act directs the FTC to make rules requiring certain entities that handle information covered by the Act to comply with new requirements protecting the security of the information as well as the privacy of the individuals to whom information pertains....

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Privacy a Key Concern for Venture Capital Firms

March 25, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Consider the relatively hostile regulatory and legal environment that Internet tracking companies currently face. The WSJ's year-long What They Know investigation into online tracking exposed a fast-growing network of hundreds of companies that collect highly personal details about Internet users...

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Senate Holds Hearings on Online Consumer Privacy

March 22, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The new legislation should create a framework that provides incentives for the development of codes of conduct as well as continued innovation around privacy protections, which could include providing the FTC with the authority to offer a safe harbor for companies that implement codes of conduct...

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Privacy Enforcement: FTC Settles with Twitter and Chitika

March 20, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Companies are well advised to take proactive approach to compliance with privacy and information security laws, regulations, guidelines and best practices. The FTC expects businesses to collect, use, disclose and process personal information in a fair and transparent way...

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Twitter Settles with FTC Over Data Privacy and Security

March 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Twitter has engaged in a number of practices that, taken together, failed to provide reasonable and appropriate security to: prevent unauthorized access to nonpublic user information and honor the privacy choices exercised by its users in designating certain tweets as nonpublic..."

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Identity Theft Tops FTC Consumer Compliant List

March 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The list showed that for the 11th year in a row, identity theft was the number one consumer complaint category. For the first time, “imposter scams” – where imposters posed as friends, family, respected companies or government agencies to get consumers to send them money – made the top 10...

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Do Issuing Banks Have Nothing to Lose to CNP Fraud?

March 03, 2011 Added by:rebekah donaldson

Costs for the card issuing bank are an average of $15 per transaction, plus fees assessed for each chargeback. More, in fact, than the maximum $10 charge that the acquirer had to eat. Across more than 1 million fraudulent transactions in this single case, that’s over $15 million...

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Privacy Enforcement Storm: HHS, FTC and FINRA Act

March 03, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

If your organization does not have a privacy program in place, now is the time to act. Legal compliance function, vendor management and appropriate security provisions in vendor and customer agreements are just a few of the hallmarks of a program that could help avoid enforcement actions...

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Privacy Legislation May Advance in 2011

February 08, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Federal privacy legislation may see the light of day in 2011. Democratic supporters of the legislation show no signs of slowing down. Of course, the key to the success of federal privacy legislation lies in the House, and there Republicans have voiced support for a privacy bill as well...

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FTC Guidelines for Securing Digital Copiers

January 03, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Seemingly innocuous and common digital copiers once again flag just how many locations potentially sensitive data can be found in a typical business that result in a data breach or inadvertent release or disclosure of protected or confidential information...

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