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FTC Sues Data Broker for Selling Data from Reproductive Clinics and Places of Worship

In a complaint filed this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleges that a data broker sold geolocation data from individuals showing their movements to and from sensitive locations, including reproductive...

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Privacy Tip #334 – Crypto Scams Continue to Top the List of Scams Reported to the FTC

It is tempting to get into the world of cryptocurrency investments. News items of early investors banking millions of dollars fuel the temptation. But it is an investment strategy that is...

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Privacy Tip #333 – FTC Provides Resources to LGBTQ+ Community with “Celebrate Pride, Fight Fraud”

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off Pride Month yesterday, acknowledging that “some of the most egregious scams and abuses target the LGBTQ+ community.” The scams that those in the LGBTQ+ community...

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FTC Adopts Policy Statement to Increase Scrutiny for COPPA Violations

On May 19, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted the “Policy Statement on Education Technology and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act” (COPPA), which calls for increased scrutiny for violations...

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FTC Chair Signals Crackdown on Confusing Privacy Policies

At the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit earlier this week, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan rounded out her first year on the job by calling out “overwhelming”...

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Privacy Tip #325 – Largest Crypto Hack Ever? A Whopping $625 Million

While the federal government figures out its role in regulating cryptocurrency, and consumers continue to try to get in on the action but have lost millions [view related posts here, here,...

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FTC Files Suit Against CafePress for “Data Breach Cover Up”

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a press release on March 15, 2022, stating that it was taking action against CafePress “over allegations that it failed to secure consumers’ sensitive personal...

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Privacy Tip #323 – FTC Warns Consumers of FTC Imposters

It’s an old trick, but it works, so alerting our readers is worth repeating. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Scam Alert this week warning consumers that fraudsters are impersonating...

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Privacy Tip #320 – 2021 Goes Down as Top Year for Fraud

2021 will go down in our minds as many things, including the year in which more people reported fraud and the highest dollar amount of fraud losses in history. Not a...

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Mobile Health Apps and the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule: New Enforcement Initiative Coming

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity and their number is increasing every year. Many of us find it convenient to use an app to schedule medical appointments, check medical records,...

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