Edith Ramirez

FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Fights for Data Security and Privacy Rights

One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation’s leading enforcer on privacy and data security.

Snapchat Settles With the FTC Over Broken Privacy Promises

Snapchat, an app that promised messaging privacy, broke those promises to users, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. The hot startup agreed to settle with the FTC over charges it had deceived users about the ephemeral nature of its video and text message "snaps."

Senate Confirms Terrell McSweeny to FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is back up to its full strength Wednesday after the Senate voted 95-1 to confirm Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democratic commissioner on the five-member agency, giving the Democrats on the commission a majority.

FTC’s Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide Moves Forward

In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge declined to dismiss the agency's data security case against Wydham Worldwide Hotels, allowing it to move forward.

Fandango, Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges in Data Security Case

The Federal Trade Commission continues to step up its data security enforcement in an attempt to stop data breaches before they harm consumers. On Friday, the agency announced Fandango and Credit Karma agreed to settle charges the companies misrepresented the security of their mobile apps.

Apple Caves to FTC for $32.5 Million

The Federal Trade Commission apparently didn't think a $100 million class action settlement against Apple for unauthorized in-app charges made by children went far enough.

FTC: Internet-Connected Cameras Failed to Protect Consumer Privacy

Imagine you set up a camera to monitor your kids when they get home from school, or your business while you go to lunch. Now imagine that feed that you're able to access on the Internet wasn't secure and that others could view your private feed.

Peter Swire Quits Group Tasked With Creating Out Do Not Track Standard

When the World Wide Web Consortium's tracking protection working group, which is tasked with coming up with a Do Not Track browser standard, last met in July, the group was in disarray. 

FTC Levies Historic Do Not Call Penalty

The Federal Trade Commission celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Do Not Call registry with a $7.5 million civil penalty against Mortgage Investors Corporation, the largest fine the FTC has ever collected for a Do Not Call violation.

Obama Nominates 5th FTC Commissioner

President Obama turned to Biden aide Terrell McSweeney to fill the fifth open seat on the Federal Trade Commission.