A national workshop to explore the use of big data and its impact on American consumers, including low-income and underserved consumers
As part of the FTC's Spring 2014 Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues, an event to consider the privacy and security implications of the growing trend for consumers to research health conditions online, upload personal health records, and use apps and devices that collect and transmit health information
As part of the FTC's Spring 2014 Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues, an event to consider data brokers' practice of offering companies scores to predict trends and the behavior of their customers
As part of the FTC's Spring 2014 Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues, an event to consider the practice of retailers and other businesses to track consumers' movements throughout and around retail stores and other attractions using technologies that identify signals emitted by their mobile devices.
Workshop to explore the privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of consumer devices, including cars, appliances, and medical devices
FTC staff report recommending ways that key players in the mobile marketplace, including mobile platforms, developers, advertising networks, analytics companies, and trade associations, can better inform consumers about their data practices.
An FTC workshop to explore the consumer privacy implications of comprehensive online data collection
An FTC forum focusing on how government entities, businesses, consumer groups, and others are developing and administering voluntary procedures to protect consumers in cross-border commerce
A staff report on protecting consumer privacy as companies use facial recognition technologies to create new products and services
Following up on the FTC's 2000 "Dot Com Disclosures" publication, a national workshop to consider the need for new guidance concerning effecting advertising and privacy disclosures in online and mobile environments
FTC workshop to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers
Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Businesses and PolicymakersMarch 26, 2012
FTC report calling for privacy by design, simplified choices for businesses and consumers, and greater transparency about information collection and use
Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and PolicymakersDecember 1, 2010
A preliminary staff report proposing a framework to balance the privacy interests of consumers with innovation that relies on consumer information to develop beneficial new products and services, including the implementation of a “Do Not Track” mechanism.
A series of roundtables exploring the privacy challenges posed by technologies and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Discussion included how best to protect consumer privacy while supporting beneficial uses of the information and technological innovation.
Best Practices for Business: Protecting Personal Information and Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags RuleApril 29, 2009
Series of workshops that focused on how businesses can better secure personal information, implement best practices for developing an appropriate data security program, and respond to data breaches and other privacy and security threats.
Report from May 2008 town hall meeting about issues arising in the mobile commerce marketplace.
Conference on the use of digital rights management—technologies typically used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders to attempt to control how consumers access and use media and entertainment content—and how to improve disclosure about DRM limitations.
Conference hosted by the FTC in conjunction with APEC and OECD addressing how companies can manage personal data-security issues in a global information environment where data can be stored and accessed from multiple jurisdictions.
This report from FTC staff describes the agency’s ongoing examination of online behavioral advertising and sets forth revisions to proposed self-regulatory principles.
Town Hall exploring the evolving mobile commerce (Mcommerce) marketplace and its implications for consumer protection policy. This meeting built on a 2006 hearing which examined technological and business developments expected to shape consumers' experiences over the next ten years.