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The Federal Trade Commission today released its annual report summarizing its privacy and data security work in 2017. The Commission is the nations primary privacy and data security enforcer and one of the most active privacy and data security enforcers in the world.

The FTC uses a variety of tools to protect consumers privacy and personal information including bringing enforcement actions to stop law violations and require companies to take affirmative steps to remediate the unlawful behavior. Among the FTCs privacy and security actions announced in 2017 include settlements with computer manufacturer Lenovo and Vizio, one of the worlds largest makers of smart TVs. In addition, the FTC in 2017 brought its first actions enforcing the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.

The FTC also issues reports, conducts research and holds events bringing together stakeholders to discuss emerging issues in consumer privacy and security. The FTCs 2017 events included workshops examining the security and privacy issues related to connected cars, student privacy and education technology, the changing nature of identity theft, and informational injury.

The Commissions privacy accomplishments continue in 2018. This month, the FTC announced the agencys first childrens privacy and security case involving connected toys against electronic toy maker VTech. The company agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting personal information from children without providing direct notice and obtaining their parents consent, and failing to take reasonable steps to secure the data it collected. Also in January, the FTC and the state of Nevada charged the parties responsible for revenge porn site MyEx.com with violating federal and state law by posting intimate images of people, together with their personal information, without their consent. One of the defendants agreed to a permanent ban on posting intimate images without consent. Finally, the Commission released a staff perspective detailing the key takeaways from the 2017 connected cars workshop. The Commission will also be hosting its third annual PrivacyCon event on February 28, 2018.

The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357). Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our blogs and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

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