FTC Releases Privacy and Data Security Update for 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 25, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – released its annual “Privacy and Data Security Update for 2019” that highlighted a record year for enforcement actions over consumer privacy and data security, according to an FTC …

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FTC Finalizes Settlements with Four Companies Over Privacy Shield Allegations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 29, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency promoting competition while protecting and educating consumers – announced it had finalized settlements with four companies over allegations they made false claims in connection with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that enables companies to …

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FTC Finalizes Settlements with Five Companies Over Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 16, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency promoting competition while protecting and educating consumers – announced it had finalized settlements with five companies over allegations they falsely claimed certification under EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that enables companies to transfer consumer data …

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FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies Over Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 3, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency promoting competition while protecting and educating consumers – announced that it reached settlements with four companies that allegedly misrepresented their participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that enables companies to transfer consumer data …

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FTC Claims Company Misled Consumers about Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 5, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – sued a data storage services company over allegations that it misled consumers about participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that allows the legal transfer of consumer …

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Passes Third Annual Review by European Commission

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 23, 2019, the European Commission (EC) – which helps to implement the policies of the European Union (EU) – published its report on the third annual review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield the confirms that the United States continues to ensure an …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Completes Annual Privacy Shield Self-Certification for 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider with capabilities in more than 240 countries and territories – has received notification from the International Trade Administration (ITA) that ESR’s annual submission for its self-certification of adherence to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks …

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Five Companies Settle with FTC Over Allegations of False Claims of Participation in EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 3, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – announced that five companies reached settlements with the FTC over allegations they falsely claimed participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that allows the legal transfer of …

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FTC Imposes Historic $5 Billion Penalty and Sweeping Privacy Restrictions on Facebook

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 24, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – imposed a historic $5 billion penalty and sweeping privacy restrictions on Facebook, Inc. to hold the company accountable for decisions made about the privacy of users, according to …

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FTC Reaches Settlement with Background Screening Firm Over False Claim of Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In June 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – reached a settlement with a background screening company over an alleged false claim of being a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program and also sent warning letters …

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