Tags Federal Trade Commission

Equifax expected to settle breach investigations for $700 million

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

As part of the settlement, Equifax also must spent $1 billion to improve its digital systems.

FTC settles with device maker D-Link, requires 'comprehensive' security effort

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the settlement.

Equifax CEO called to testify before Congress about breach

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Equifax's chief executive was formally invited Wednesday to testify Oct. 3 before Congress by top members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Hurricane Harvey scammers use disaster as phishing bait

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

US-CERT reminds the public that disasters are always magnets for scammers.

Former FTC lawyer: Expect fewer data breach and privacy cases under Ohlhausen

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

The Federal Trade Commission's new chairwoman will focus the agency on economic harm to consumers, meaning there will be fewer cybersecurity and privacy enforcement actions, a former FTC official says.

FTC pushed from Hill on hacking of smart toys, kids' privacy

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Federal cybersecurity and privacy protections for children are not keeping up with the burgeoning data collection engaged in by "smart" toys and online games, Sen. Mark Warner said in asking the Federal Trade Commission if the law needs to be changed.

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