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The Federal Trade Commission approved the final order on Tuesday, settling charges launched against rent-to-own chain Aaron's.
The refund was agreed upon under a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged 12 companies with falsely claiming to comply with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework.
The Federal Trade Commission alleges that the medical testing provider exposed the data of more than 9,000 consumers, putting them at risk of identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris have each filed amicus briefs with a court of appeals disputing the interpretation of child privacy law in a federal case involving Facebook.
A legal case will determine whether the Federal Trade Commission has the enforcement power to go after companies that fail to protect customers' personal information due to inadequate data security.
The Federal Trade filed a complaint against the operators of "Jerk.com" for breaking the FTC Act by misleading consumers.
In the wake of uneven disclosure of the Heartbleed bug among companies affected, a joint agency statement outlined a framework for information sharing.
The FTC Chairwoman cites 50 cases the commission has settled, including recent agreements with Fandango and Credit Karma.
The bill would provide consumers nationwide with similar protections already enforced by a California law.
If an FTC suit against Wyndham is dismissed, it may force the regulator to do more to fine companies accused of poor data security practices.
The number of data breaches reported by U.S. government agencies more than doubled in a four-year period, jeopardizing PII, a GAO official tells Senate committee.
The court battle began when the FTC filed a 2012 complaint against hotelier Wyndham, accusing it of deceptive and unfair practices against consumers following data breaches.
The case hinges on a 2012 breach where the live video feeds of nearly 700 web-connected cameras were made available online.
Concerns over identity theft affecting senior citizens prompted the hearing.
The companies were accused of failing to securely transmit credit card data, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive data collected by their mobile apps.
From PRISM to metrics to an alien CISO, this week was chock-full of interesting content with an information security angle. Here are some cool links, in no particular order.
The Obad trojan marks a rare threat by exploiting previously unknown flaws in the Android operating system. It's not very prevalent, however.
Managing privacy is moving toward collaboration, communication and education, says Ernst & Young's Sagi Leizerov.