Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly.The Federal Trade Commission Act was one of President Woodrow Wilson's major acts against trusts. Trusts and trust-busting were significant political concerns during the Progressive Era. Since its inception, the FTC has enforced the provisions of the Clayton Act, a key antitrust statute, as well as the provisions of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq.
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  • Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

    … The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published an updated version of its Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business. A sound data security plan is built on 5 key principles: TAKE STOCK. Know what personal information you have in your files and on your computers. SCALE DOWN. Keep only what you need for your business. LOCK…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • FTC Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

    … Following its recent workshop on Ransomware – malicious software that denies access to computer files until the victim pays a ransom – the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering tips on how consumers and businesses can protect devices and respond to ransomware. The FTC offers How to defend against ransomware to help consumers. Businesses…

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  • FTC Issues Long–Awaited Patent Troll Study

    … The Federal Trade Commission today announced the publication of its formal study of the problem of patent trolls—which the Commission more politely refers to as “patent assertion entities” or “PAEs.” Using its investigative authority, the Commission examined non–public information for 2009–2014 from 22 PAEs, 327 PAE affiliates, and 2,100 holding…

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  • National Consumer Protection Week

    … Prince Law Offices, P.C. and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — working with more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations — will spotlight efforts to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft and other consumer issues during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6-12, 2016. For 18…

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  • ASUS Settles FTC Charges Routers Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk

    … of the consent agreement package in the Federal Register shortly. The agreement will be subject to public comment for 30 days, beginning today and continuing through March 24, 2016, after which the Commission will decide whether to make the proposed consent order final. Interested parties can submit comments electronically. If you or your business…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • Identity Theft Assistance

    … to the relevant recipients. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding consumer protection, fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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  • FTC takes on toothless encryption claims for dental practice software

    … and passwords, insurance providers, and details about diagnoses and prescriptions. The security of patient data is of particular concern to dentists and other healthcare providers because of their obligations under HIPAA. To help them meet those requirements, HHS cites guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • FTC’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock

    … Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the following: The law may not authorize the use of light sabers, but to protect consumers and ensure that companies comply with existing orders, the FTC will use the forces within its power. It’s a lock that the agency’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock – one of the largest redress orders…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • 5 Careless Credit Mistakes Millennials Make

    … a severely negative impact on your credit score. Avoid these problems by taking the debt collectors and their lawyers seriously when they threaten to sue. If you need help with a consumer protection issue, contact us today to see what we can do for you. The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C (845) 232-0202 www.nahoumlaw.com info@nahoumlaw.com The post 5 Careless Credit Mistakes Millennials Make appeared first on The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum. …

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