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On March 26, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) confirmed that it is investigating Facebook relating to the recent controversy surrounding the collection and sale of user data. Cambridge Analytica suspiciously obtained the data of 87 million Facebook users, which has been used for targeted political advertising. There is conflicting information about what, if any, […]

INTRODUCTION Recent technological innovations have led to an increasing number of devices connecting to the Internet, which in turn collect and store user data. The expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry raises new privacy and security concerns for users of these devices. One surprising area of concern is children’s privacy and security in […]

“If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax.” On September 14, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will be investigating the Equifax data breach. The FTC is empowered, through the […]