Senator pushes for stronger FTC oversight of Facebook

Blumenthal not too long ago introduced a bill alongside Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) that goals to guard shoppers’ on-line information. The proposed CONSENT Act consists of quite a lot of laws that may be enforced by the FTC. In his letter, the senator factors to a 2011 FTC consent decree whereby Facebook agreed to get […]

FTC Privacy Audits of Companies Like Facebook and Google Are ‘Woefully Inadequate'

FTC Privacy Audits of Companies Like Facebook and Google Are ‘Woefully Inadequate'

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies earlier than a mixed Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee listening to.Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) When Mark Zuckerberg appeared earlier than Congress final week, a number of lawmakers grilled him on Facebook’s failures to adjust to a 2012 consent decree that required the social media firm to submit […]

FCC Accuses Florida Man of Making 97 Million Robocalls, Florida Man Denies Charges

FCC Accuses Florida Man of Making 97 Million Robocalls, Florida Man Denies Charges

Photo: Getty The infamous Florida Man is at it once more, this time allegedly inserting practically 100 million robocalls providing pretend journey offers, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Bloomberg noted the accused robocaller, Adrian Abramovich of Miami, testified earlier than the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Wednesday in an effort to combat […]

Telecoms to Showcase Hot New Anti-Robocall Tech at DC Expo This Month

Telecoms to Showcase Hot New Anti-Robocall Tech at DC Expo This Month

Photo: AP The nation’s largest telecoms will supply a public demonstration of the most recent expertise for blocking unlawful robocalls at an expo in Washington, DC, later this month. The Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo, hosted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), will happen on Monday, April 23rd, on the […]

Can Facebook actually apply the EU's data-privacy guidelines worldwide?

The GDPR was proposed by the European Commission in 2012 as an replace to an current EU data-privacy regulation, Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, which had been on the books since 1995. The European Parliament handed its personal model of the GDPR in 2014 with the Council of the European Union following go well with in […]

Uber agrees to expanded settlement with FTC over 2016 information breach

Last yr, Uber settled with the FTC over allegations that it hadn’t protected it is prospects’ information in 2014, and really misrepresented how safe that information was. Soon after that, the now-current CEO of the ride-sharing agency discovered that his firm had hidden evidence of an separate extortion-based assault that uncovered “25 million names and […]

FTC makes clear 'guarantee void if eliminated' stickers are unlawful

Under the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which the fee cited in its letter, corporations cannot put restore restrictions on their merchandise except they supply the elements or companies without spending a dime or obtain a waiver from the FTC. Thomas B. Pahl, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, stated in an announcement: […]

Facebook didn't report preliminary Cambridge Analytica information use to FTC

The challenge right here is that Facebook could have violated a 2011 consent decree with the FTC by which the corporate agreed to warn customers earlier than sharing their data to be able to keep away from a effective. While the FTC has confirmed that it has opened an investigation on the latest Cambridge Analytica […]

FTC orders manufacturers to cut it out with the unenforceable "Warranty Void if Removed" stickers

FTC orders producers to chop it out with the unenforceable "Warranty Void if Removed" stickers

Since the passage of the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, “Warranty Void if Removed” stickers and different insurance policies that put restrictions on third get together repairs have been unenforceable in America, however that does not cease firms from placing misleading tamper-evident stickers on their gear in an effort to trick or intimidate their clients […]

Parent teams say YouTube defies underage data-collection legal guidelines

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood says that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act affords strict guidelines on data-collection for teenagers. Companies that run web sites directed at kids want to tell mother and father what info they plan to collect, and get permission to take action. But YouTube is accused of avoiding this duty […]