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Lawmakers call for FTC investigation of data brokers enabled by online ad industry

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

“[T]here is no effective way to control these tools absent intervention by regulators and Congress,” the lawmakers said of data brokers.

Equifax expected to settle breach investigations for $700 million

by Jeff Stone • 1 year 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 • 1 year ago

Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the settlement.

Equifax CEO called to testify before Congress about breach

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 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 • 3 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 • 3 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.

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