Tag: personal information

This morning, FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen spoke at a Data Privacy Day event at George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

Commissioner Ohlhausen talked about the FTC’s role in data security: our enforcement record, our...

Data privacy is so important, there’s a day dedicated to it. The National Cyber Security Alliance is kicking off Data Privacy Day with an event on January 28, 2013, at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Panelists will...

The FTC has entered into a settlement with Epic Marketplace and its affiliated companies about Epic’s use of “history sniffing.” That’s the practice of sniffing around computer users’ web browsers to find out whether they’ve visited certain...

Have you ever found unexpected withdrawals on your bank statement — or a strange new account on your credit report? You could be a victim of identity theft. Keep an eye out for unexpected activity on your financial records, medical bills or IRS...

Identity theft can be scary, but knowing what to do can help put you in control. To learn more about dealing with identity theft, check out ftc.gov/idtheft.

Many school forms require personal and, sometimes, sensitive information — like your child's social security number. Protect this information from falling into the wrong hands. The next time you're asked for your child's personal information,...

Many companies you do business with are required to give you privacy notices that explain their information-sharing practices. In turn, you have the right to limit some — but not all — sharing of your information. The law balances your right to...

Each year, telemarketing scammers target millions of people with offers for credit, "free" prizes and more to get them to wire money or give up their account information. Know the warning signs of phone fraud.

Chances are, you did not win a million dollars in a lottery you don't recall entering. Nor do you have a bevy of "free" prizes waiting for you as a reward for being a valued customer. So, if a telemarketer calls with this kind of news and asks...

It's important to act quickly once your identity is stolen.

There are immediate steps you can take to help minimize the damage to your account and credit.

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