Tag Archive: ftc

Sep 04 2015

Regulators Find Apps & Websites Aimed at Children Show Lack of Privacy Controls

This week, regulators published the findings from their annual global privacy sweep which reviewed the privacy practices of nearly 1,500 apps and websites aimed at children. The review found that 67 percent harvested personal information, while only 31 percent employed controls. The investigation was conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network in May and involved …

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Aug 31 2015

End of Month Recap: What You May Have Missed [August]

At the end of each month we’ll compile a list featuring some of the most informative and interesting privacy blog posts to let you know what topics are driving the privacy agenda this month. This month on the blog we covered data breaches, ‘Right to be Forgotten,’ and the new IoT Trust Framework, among other …

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Aug 18 2015

13 Companies Settle with FTC for False US-EU & US-Swiss Safe Harbor Claims

Thirteen companies settled with the FTC yesterday for falsely claiming they were certified and in compliance with the US-EU or US- Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. Compliance with the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks means companies follow established requirements for meeting adequacy standards to transfer customer or employee data from the European Union or Switzerland …

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Jun 18 2013

TRUSTe finds extensive number of Third Parties on Kids sites – What this means for COPPA Compliance


Tony Berman Sr. Product Manager | TRUSTe As most website operators know, the updated COPPA Rule goes into effect July 1, 2013. Included in the update comes an obligation to clearly list all third party operators who collect personal information along with their name and contact information. With this in mind, earlier this month I used …

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Jan 03 2013

10 Important Questions about Privacy as we head into 2013


Saira Nayak Director of Policy, TRUSTe @sairanayak Photo Source In 2012, privacy went mainstream. Issues that were previously the sole province of policy wonks became part of the national discussion: the Petraeus-Broadwell scandal (email privacy and ECPA reform), relaxed FAA restrictions resulting in the use of drones by law enforcement (limits on government surveillance, more …

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Nov 09 2011

How Flash Cookies Left A Bad Taste In the FTC’s Mouth


John Gamble Marketing Manager | TRUSTe @johnaddison   Image Credit  Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with ScanScout, an online video advertising network, over charges that the company deceived consumers about their ability to opt-out of online tracking activities. ScanScout’s privacy policy read: “You can opt out of receiving a cookie by changing your browser settings to prevent the …

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