• New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

      Attacks can be especially devastating to small businesses; FTC provides information on how businesses can protect themselves At the direction of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website – ftc.gov/SmallBusiness – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business owners avoid scams and protect the ...

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    • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

      Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through 16 civil and criminal (yes, criminal) actions announced as part of Operation Tech Trap.

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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…

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  • 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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  • FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practices

    … that is has acquired a nickname, “pay-for-delay”, and stopping this practice has become a top priority for the FTC. This practice has evolved as a result of Hatch-Waxman litigation, known colloquially as Orange Book litigation. Oftentimes, generic manufacturers have to file lawsuits to compel branded drug companies to release expired patents on name…

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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

    …). The consent order will also prohibit the company from misleading consumers about the security of the company’s products, including whether a product is using up-to-date software. This matter is part of the FTC’s ongoing effort to ensure that companies secure the software and devices that they provide to consumers. The FTC will publish a description…

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  • 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

    … the proposed settlement by February 4, 2016. The FTC’s Start with Security campaign uses lessons from FTC cases to help businesses avoid security pitfalls. Today the FTC debuted a short video that the company in this case would have done well to heed: Use strong encryption to store and transmit sensitive data securely. If you or your business have…

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  • FTC’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock

    …. Furthermore, the FTC has made it clear that it won’t tolerate deceptive advertising and unreasonable data security practices. Today’s announcement gives companies 100 million more reasons to avoid both courses of conduct. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding consumer protection, fraud, or administrative law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin or any of our attorneys at Prince Law Offices, P.C. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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