Statement by the Acting Director of FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Regarding Reported Concerns about Facebook Privacy Practices

Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, issued the following statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices: “The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers. Foremost among these tools is enforcement action against companies that fail to […]

FTC Conference to Focus on Evolution of Identity Theft

WHAT: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference to take a comprehensive look at how identity theft has evolved over the last decade and what we can do to address this challenge in the future. WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT WHERE: Constitution Center Auditorium400 7th St., SWWashington, DC 20024 […]

FTC Announces Final Agenda for Identity Theft Conference

The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for a conference that will examine the state of identity theft now and how it may evolve in the future. The event will take place on May 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C. FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will deliver keynote remarks at the “Planning for […]

How to Participate in FTC’s Second PrivacyCon

The Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon event will be held tomorrow, Jan. 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (ET). Speakers will include FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Director Jessica Rich of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. The event will feature research presentations and policy discussions that cover a wide variety of privacy topics and […]

FTC To Hold Public Conference on Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference, “Planning For the Future,” examining the state of identity theft now and how it may evolve in the future. The event will take place on May 24, 2017, in Washington, DC. 2017 will mark the ten-year anniversary of the executive order creating the federal Identity Theft […]

FTC Approves Final Order in ASUS Privacy Case

After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving the Commission’s complaint against ASUSTeK Computer, Inc., charging that critical security flaws in its routers put the home networks of hundreds of thousands of consumers at risk. The settlement was first announced in February 2016. In its complaint, the FTC […]

Federal Trade Commission Announces Agenda for June 15 Start With Security Event in Chicago

Industry experts will share their tips and insights on how companies can make security a central part of their business at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security event taking place on June 15 in Chicago. FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will give opening remarks at the event, which is designed to bring together information security […]

FTC Testifies on Its Privacy Protection Efforts at Hearing Examining Proposed FCC Rules

In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission outlined its work over the past 40 years to protect consumers’ privacy at a hearing convened to examine privacy rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission. Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen testified on behalf of the Commission. The testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s […]

FTC to Host Data Security Conference in Chicago June 15

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day conference in Chicago on June 15, 2016, on how companies can secure their products, services, and networks. The event will focus on guidance for startups and other small and medium-sized businesses about how to make security considerations a part of their companies’ culture. FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen […]

FTC Announces Second PrivacyCon; Publishes Call For Presentations

Following on the success of its first PrivacyCon event, the Federal Trade Commission has announced the second edition of the research conference will take place Jan. 12, 2017, and has published a call for presentations. PrivacyCon is designed to continue and expand collaboration among leading whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates and the government […]