FTC Finalizes Order with Blackbaud Related to Allegations the Firm’s Security Failures Led to Data Breach

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized an order against Blackbaud Inc. settling allegations that its lax security practices allowed a hacker to breach the company’s network and access the personal data of millions of consumers including Social Security and bank account numbers.…

FTC Chair Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan today appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government to discuss the agency’s FY 2025 budget request and ongoing work to promote open, competitive markets and protect American consumers and businesses from…

BetterHelp Customers Will Begin Receiving Notices About Refunds Related to a 2023 Privacy Settlement with FTC

Image About 800,000 people will begin receiving notices today that they are eligible for refunds stemming from the Federal Trade Commission’s 2023 settlement with BetterHelp related to allegations that the online therapy firm used and shared consumers’ health data, including sensitive information…

FTC Finalizes Order with InMarket Prohibiting It from Selling or Sharing Precise Location Data

The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with digital marketing and data aggregator InMarket Media over allegations the company unlawfully collected and used consumers’ location data for advertising and marketing. In a complaint announced in January 2024, the FTC alleged that InMarket collects…

FTC and FCC Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Continued Cooperation on Consumer Protection Issues

The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reiterating the agencies’ ongoing cooperation on consumer protection matters in response to the FCC’s decision last week to restore net neutrality by reclassifying broadband service as a…

FTC Finalizes Changes to the Health Breach Notification Rule

The Federal Trade Commission today announced it has finalized changes to the Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR) that will strengthen and modernize the rule by clarifying its applicability to health apps and other similar technologies and expanding the information that covered entities…

FTC Announces Appointment of Dania L. Ayoubi as New Administrative Law Judge

The Federal Trade Commission announced the appointment of Dania L. Ayoubi to serve as one of the agency’s Administrative Law Judges, who are responsible for independent adjudicative fact-finding in the agency’s administrative litigation and rulemaking proceedings. The Commission voted 3-0 in February 2024…

FTC Sends Refunds to Ring Customers Stemming from 2023 Settlement over Charges the Company Failed to Block Employees and Hackers from Accessing Consumer Videos

The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling more than $5.6 million to consumers as the result of a settlement with Ring over charges the company allowed employees and contractors to access consumers’ private videos and failed to implement security protections, enabling…

Proposed FTC Order will Prohibit Telehealth Firm Cerebral from Using or Disclosing Sensitive Data for Advertising Purposes, and Require it to Pay $7 Million

Cerebral, Inc. has agreed to an order that, will restrict how the company can use or disclose sensitive consumer data and require it to provide consumers with a simple way to cancel services to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the telehealth…