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  • Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should reject a privacy group's push to extend the E.U.'s controversial right to be forgotten rules to the U.S. because such regulations would have a "sweeping" negative effect on many U.S. companies, a trade group said.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Aug. 15 01:54
  • FTC sues identity protection service LifeLock again

    Identity protection service LifeLock said Tuesday it is prepared to go to court after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a fresh lawsuit alleging the company has failed to protect its users' data and deceptively advertises its services.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk22 July 15 11:06
  • FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

    The developers of a mobile app called Prized that secretly mined cryptocurrencies on people's mobile phones have settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after being accused of deceptive trade practices.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk30 June 15 11:59
  • US privacy group complains about Uber data collection

    Uber Technologies' new data collection policy, allowing the ride-hailing company to access a user's location even when the smartphone app is not actively in use, violates the privacy rights and personal safety of U.S. customers, according to a complaint filed Monday by a privacy group.

    Written by Grant Gross23 June 15 04:15
  • FTC charges game developer with misusing money raised on Kickstarter

    A project developer who raised more than US$122,800 on Kickstarter to create a new board game has been charged by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with using the money for personal equipment, moving expenses, rent and licenses for a separate project.

    Written by Grant Gross12 June 15 05:17
  • RadioShack, US states reach agreement on sale of customer data

    RadioShack has reached agreement with U.S. states over the sale of customer data, by consenting to limit the number of email addresses to be sold, and giving customers the opportunity to be removed from the list.

    Written by John Ribeiro21 May 15 14:32
  • FTC recommends conditions for sale of RadioShack customer data

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has weighed in on the contentious issue of the proposed sale of consumer data by bankrupt retailer RadioShack, recommending that a model be adopted based on a settlement the agency reached with a failed online toy retailer.

    Written by John Ribeiro18 May 15 16:50
  • FTC complains retail tracking firm didn't notify customers

    A company that tracked retail store customers through their smartphones without notifying them and without giving them a chance to turn off the tracking has settled a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that it didn't live up to its privacy promises.

    Written by Grant Gross24 April 15 04:26
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