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Feature The agency that stepped up: Federal Trade Commission

The agency that stepped up: Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has become the de facto enforcer of data privacy laws and regulations, reports Lee Sustar.

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Federal Trade Commission appoints new chief technologist

The government agency has announced Ashkan Soltani as its new chief technologist, according to a release.

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Court shutters NY co. selling security software with "no value"

A federal court shut down Pairsys at the request of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Katherine Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO

The Federal Trade Commission announced, in a release today, Katherine Race Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO

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Fed court shutters Butterfly Labs at FTC's request

The Federal Trade Commission had asked a federal court to shut down the company, which marketed specialized computers to mine bitcoins.

News FTC publishes security recommendations for IoT device makers

FTC publishes security recommendations for IoT device makers

A new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides data security steps for businesses and promotes data minimization.

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FTC settles with companies over false safe-harbor claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled with two companies on Tuesday after they falsely claimed to comply with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor.

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FTC launches 'Start With Security' initiative

The Federal Trade Commission will share lessons learned from the 54 data security cases it has brought as part of its "Start With Security" program.

News 'Prized' app developers banned from distributing malware in FTC settlement

'Prized' app developers banned from distributing malware in FTC settlement

The Federal Trade Commission banned app developers Equiliv Investments and Ryan Ramminger from creating and distributing malware after their "Prized" app commandeered consumer devices to mine digital currency.

News FTC settles with revenge porn site operator

FTC settles with revenge porn site operator

The Federal Trade Commission has prohibited a revenge porn site operator from sharing nude photos, using deceptive tactics and revealing personal information.

News Obama to call for national breach notification law, student privacy bill

Obama to call for national breach notification law, student privacy bill

Speaking to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), President Obama said he will propose a Personal Data Notification and Protection Act and a Student Data Privacy Act.

Slideshow Weekend news review: January 26-30

Weekend news review: January 26-30

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) expounded on previous comments surrounding the inherent risk in the Internet of Things (IoT) by releasing a detailed report. Also this week, ransomware was documented, for the first time, as dropping trojans and malware on infected users' systems. For a closer...

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FTC seeks public comment on adult verification company AgeCheq

Under the agency's COPPA ruling, website that collect personal information on its young users must receive parental consent before doing so.

News FTC gives thumbs up to companies that cooperate during breach probes

FTC gives thumbs up to companies that cooperate during breach probes

In a Wednesday blog post the FTC explained the process it follows to investigate security breaches and said it looks favorably on companies that cooperate in law enforcement investigations.

News FTC chairwoman warns of IoT security and privacy risks

FTC chairwoman warns of IoT security and privacy risks

FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez talked at the Consumer Electronic Show about the Internet of Things and the inherent privacy and security risks that come with the technology development.

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FTC asks court to shut down debt relief scam

Claiming funding from the federal government and an endorsement by President Obama, a debt relief program coerced private data from consumers.

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Former FTC chief technologist Felten is new White House deputy CTO

Princeton professor and former FTC chief technologist Ed Felten has joined the White House "techie" team as deputy CTO.

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Data breach notification bill advances in U.S. House

Legislation requiring companies to meet security standards and notify customers of data breaches has moved forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Health billing co., former CEO settle with FTC over data collection

PaymentsMD and its former CEO will have to destroy all information collected related to its Patient Health Report service.

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Two debt brokers settle with FTC after posting debt portfolios online

The FTC imposed greater security and privacy requirements on two debt brokers after they posted personal information of 55,000 consumers online.

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