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Toying With Children’s Data: Lessons From the FTC’s First Connected Toys Settlement Action

Every year, especially around the holidays, more and more products that connect to the internet hit the market. For adults, connected home devices that act like personal domestic assistants have become increasingly popular. Children have been adding connected toys, some of which have the intelligence and programming to become a child’s best friend, to their holiday gift lists.

Source: Toying With Children’s Data: Lessons From the FTC’s First Connected Toys Settlement Action

Identity theft? Show me the records!

There’s been a lot of talk about identity theft lately. Maybe you’ve even heard from customers affected by it. Your help can make a big difference. In fact, did you know that your business is required to provide identity theft victims with copies of records relating to the theft?

Source: Identity theft? Show me the records | Federal Trade Commission

FTC Recaps Connected Cars Privacy and Security Workshop

On January 9, 2018, the FTC issued a paper recapping the key takeaways from the FTC’s and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s June 2017 workshop on privacy and security issues involving connected cars. The workshop featured representatives from consumer groups, industry, government and academia.

Source: FTC Recaps Connected Cars Privacy and Security Workshop

Key New Takeaways from Uber’s Privacy and Data Security Settlement with the FTC

On August 15, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had reached an agreement with Uber Technologies to settle allegations that the ride-sharing company had deceived consumers by failing to live up to its privacy and data security promises. 1 Specifically, the FTC levied two deception counts against Uber: (1) that the company had failed to consistently monitor and audit internal access to consumers’ personal information, despite public promises to do so; and (2) that the company had failed to provide reasonable security for consumers’ personal information stored in its databases, despite its security promises.

Source: Key New Takeaways from Uber’s Privacy and Data Security Settlement with the FTC

FTC Posts Second Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

On July 28, 2017, the FTC published the second blog post in its “Stick with Security” series. As we previously reported , the FTC will publish an entry every Friday for the next few months focusing on each of the 10 principles outlined in its Start with Security Guide for Businesses.

Source: FTC Posts Second Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

The FTC and Industry Propose Best Practices for IoT Security Updates

How do you ensure that an Internet-connected sensor or device—often inexpensive and designed for lifespans of up to 20 years or more—can be secured against not only the intrusions of today but also those of the future? This question has taken on new urgency as low-cost Internet-connected devices are increasingly being co-opted into massive networks, known as “botnets,” that are capable of causing widespread disruption.

Source: The FTC and Industry Propose Best Practices for IoT Security Updates | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

FTC Launches Series of Blog Posts on “Reasonable Steps” to Protect Consumer Data

On July 21, 2017, the FTC announced its publication of “Stick with Security,” a series of blog posts on reasonable steps that companies should take to protect and secure consumer data. The posts will build on the FTC’s Start with Security Guide for Businesses , and will be based on the FTC’s 60+ law enforcement actions, closed investigations and questions from businesses.

Source: FTC Launches Series of Blog Posts on “Reasonable Steps” to Protect Consumer Data

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