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The Federal Trade Commission has released the final agendafor its fifth annual PrivacyCon event, which will be held online on July 21, 2020.PrivacyCon 2020 will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.Andrew Smith, Director of the FTCs Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give opening remarks to kick off the event and will be followed by six panel discussions. The three morning sessions will focus on re…
2 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
The Federal Trade Commission released the final agendafor a July 13, 2020 virtual workshop that will seek input on proposed changes to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program.The virtual workshop will examine some of the issues raised in response to amendments the FTC has proposed to the Safeguards Rule. In 2019, the FTC sought comments on the proposed amendments to the Rul…
3 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
This years focus is on consumer issues related to the coronavirus pandemic The Federal Trade Commission and its federal, state, and local partners will participate in Military Consumer Month 2020, a month-long education effort that provides resources for military communities. This years focus is on avoiding scams related to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Servicemembers face many of the same pandemic challenges as civilians, but military families also deal with the unexpected expenses of d…
3 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
More than half of reports involved items that were never delivered, with unreceived facemasks most frequently reported Newly released data show that since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, consumers have complained to the Federal Trade Commission in record numbers about problems related to online shopping.The FTCs latest Consumer Protection Data Spotlight shows that in April and May, the FTC received more than 34,000 complaints from consumers related to online shopping. More than 18,000…
3 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
The Federal Trade Commission is sending full refunds totaling more than $284,000 to people who lost money to a scheme that used misleading spam emails to lure consumers into buying work-from-home services.The FTC alleged that Effen Ads, LLC and its owners worked with an affiliate marketing network called W4 LLC to promote a work-from-home scheme by sending bulk unsolicited email, or spam, to consumers. The emails included from lines that falsely claimed they were coming from news organizations l…
4 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection