Tag Archives: FTC

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

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The Internet of Things Strikes Again – FTC Settles with Rent-to-Own Spies

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

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The Federal Trade Commission Needs to Focus on Its Mission

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

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Speaking of Data Sellers – The FTC is Looking at Them

Given yesterday’s post, there is one bit of news we should not ignore.  This week the Federal Trade Commission announced it has been conducting an investigation of data brokers and their compliance (or non-compliance) with applicable law.  Specifically, the FTC … Continue reading

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