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FTC Appoints Ashkan Soltani Chief Technologist

The Federal Trade Commission has appointed Ashkan Soltani as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Dr. Latanya Sweeney, who is returning to Harvard University, where...

Snapchat Settles Privacy Charges With FTC

Mobile messaging app Snapchat has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages...

Apple To Return $32.5M To Consumers, Settling FTC App Store Complaint

Apple has agreed to provide refunds to consumers, paying a minimum of $32.5 million, to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company...

IEEE Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

Dr. John D. Kulick, chair of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board, testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition...

Path Pays FTC $800,000 Fine To Settle Privacy Charges

Path has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that collected personal information users' mobile device address books without their knowledge and consent.  The...

FTC Updates Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The Federal Trade Commission adopted final amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, that strengthen kids' privacy protections and give parents greater control...

Children May Not Have Mobile Privacy, Finds FTC

The Federal Trade Commission issued a new staff report, Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade, examining the privacy disclosures and...

Artist Arena Agrees To $1M Justice Department Fine

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a consent decree between the United States and Artist Arena, a company that...

FTC Approves Final Settlement With Facebook

The FTC has accepted as final a settlement with Facebook resolving charges that Facebook deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private,...

Google Agrees To Pay Highest Ever FTC Violation Penalty

Google has agreed to pay $22.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented to users of Apple's Safari browser...

MySpace Settles With FTC, Agrees To Outside Scrutiny For 20 Years

Social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it misrepresented its protection of users' personal information. The settlement bars...

FTC Issues Report On Consumer Privacy Best Practices

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's chief privacy policy and enforcement agency, has issued a 72-page report setting forth best practices for businesses to protect...

Obama Plan Intends To Make Privacy Enforceable

The Obama Administration has unveiled a blueprint for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights to protect consumers online. Leading Internet companies and online advertising networks in...