Tag: personal information

Today, the FTC announced a settlement with Path — a social networking site that promoted itself as a different kind of social network. Primarily available to users through a mobile app, Path claimed that it “should be private by default. Forever...

Information about the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is in the news just about every day. If you're considering signing up for one of the plans being offered, chances are you are gathering lots of information about your drugs, your drug...

Yesterday was Data Privacy Day, and though it’s just one day a year, we hope you’ll make data security part of your regular routine.

Every day, you do things to protect what's most important to you — like locking your front door to prevent...

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...

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