Someday, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads, "Information"; for in most cases, the information is more valuable than the hardware which processes it.
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
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Category Archives: Federal Trade Commission
An article in PC World tells us of renewed interest in privacy issues that sometimes arise in mergers and acquisitions. The particular subject of that interest is pooling personal information after the merger or acquisition – combining the personal information … Continue reading
The FTC has a tendency to see a role anywhere it wants to see a role. As described on its website, the FTC has a very broad mandate. Among other things, the FTC has the authority to investigate and prosecute … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission Wants Transparency in Data Practices – But FTC Commissioners Are Not Transparent about Their Activities
It appears that we’ve got a problem with FTC Commissioners having undisclosed meetings with business representatives and business groups. At a time when the FTC is seeking to expand its authority over data and privacy matters this is particularly troubling. … Continue reading
So these rent-to-own businesses were using the computers rented to their customers to spy on the customers. See the FTC notice of settlement here. Not just the webcam, as was the case in situations we discussed earlier. In this case … Continue reading
Last we discussed serious questions about the FTC’s jurisdiction over data security matters. Friday I stumbled upon this on the Federal Trade Commission website. In case you don’t feel like jumping out to their website, here’s the introductory portion: Saving … Continue reading
I hope so. Here are the facts we need for this discussion: 1. The Federal Trade Commission charged four different Wyndham corporations (which we’ll just call them all Wyndham here) with deceptive acts and practices, as well as unfair acts … Continue reading