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  • Lawmakers target data brokers in privacy bill

    Four U.S. senators have resurrected legislation that would allow consumers to see and correct personal information held by data brokers and tell those businesses to stop sharing or selling it for marketing purposes.

    Written by Grant Gross06 March 15 06:22
  • Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should launch an investigation into the growing consolidation of big data analytics firms and digital marketing companies, a coalition of four privacy groups said Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Feb. 15 07:22
  • US FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

    Companies developing Internet of Things (IoT) products should adopt best practices to protect the privacy and security of consumers, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has recommended.

    Written by Grant Gross28 Jan. 15 05:54
  • TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

    It turns out that TRUSTe, the provider of privacy certifications for online businesses, may not be so trustworthy after all. The company failed to conduct annual recertification checks for hundreds of companies holding its privacy seal, despite promising to do so, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.

    Written by Grant Gross18 Nov. 14 09:18
  • FTC: AT&T promised unlimited data, but throttled mobile customers

    AT&T has misled millions of its mobile customers by promising unlimited data plans, then charging them and reducing their data speeds after they reach a monthly cap, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint announced Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Oct. 14 04:53