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
Joint FTC-CFPB roundtable to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process
A public forum to address malware, viruses and similar threats facing users of smartphones and other mobile technologies
National forum to explore how ID theft affects older Americans, including discussions of medical identity theft, tax- and government benefits-related ID theft, and the special issues facing consumers who live in assisted living or nursing homes
FTC study of the U.S. credit reporting industry
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.
A follow-up report by FTC staff outlining the results of a 2012 survey about disclosures in mobile apps for children; discussing the operation of in-app interactive features; and urging industry to take steps so that parents have easier access to the information they need to determine what data is being collected from their children, how it's being shared, and who will have access to it
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 25, 2012
FTC report calling for privacy by design, simplified choices for businesses and consumers, and greater transparency about information collection and use
Report listing the top consumer complaints received by the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Database in 2011
FTC staff report featuring the results of a survey of mobile apps for children and concluding that app stores and app developers don’t provide parents with the information they need to determine what data is being collected from their children, how it’s being shared, or who will have access to it.
Report analyzing consumer complaints received by the FTC in 2010, including a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints and complaint data by state and metropolitan area
Interim Report to Congress describing progress on a national study examining the accuracy of credit reports.
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.