FTC's 'Privacy By Design' Idea Will Impact Mobile
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission published a set of recommendations it believes businesses and the government should adopt when it comes to the privacy of American consumers. The FTC has five main items in the new privacy framework it wants to see addressed. The one item applying chiefly to mobile devices would require web sites and/or services to offer privacy policies that are "short, effective, and accessible to consumers on small screens." The FTC also wants to see Do Not Track more widely adopted and standardized; data brokers identified on a central web site where they explain their data policies; comprehensive tracking policies devised; and methods developed for the industry to self-regulate these codes. The FTC wants it to be easier for consumers across the web to know where, why, when, and how they are being tracked, and what's done with the data that is collected. It also wants the web to adopt an opt-in model. The recommendations need to be assessed by congress.
FTC Investigating Facebook's Privacy Practices
The Federal Trade Commission today said it is examining Facebook's privacy policies and practices. The inquiry comes as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw the data of millions of Facebook users shared by an app to an analysis firm that use it create profiles of U.S.
Court Says FTC Can Go After AT&T for Data-Speed Slow-Downs
The FTC can gun for AT&T once again, according to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which says the agency has the purview to regulate large internet service providers.
AT&T Hoping to Settle FTC Lawsuit Over Data Throttling
AT&T today indicated it is prepared to settle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it throttled users' mobile data speeds without property informing them.
FTC to Investigate Broadcom's Business Practices
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today said it is investigating potential anticompetitive negotiating tactics used by Broadcom.
FTC Wants Mobile Industry to Be Better At Security Updates
The current state of mobile device security patches is lacking, according to a new report issued today by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC studied how Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, and Samsung support their devices over time.