Items tagged "FTC"

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Public Knowledge Demands FTC, FCC Get Off Privacy Sidelines and Enforce Existing Law

January 16, 2019 Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , CPNI , FCC , FTC

Yesterday, reports surfaced that Voipo, a California voice-over-internet-protocol (VOIP) provider, exposed millions of consumer call logs and text messages stored on an “improperly secured” ElasticSearch database for several months before security researcher Justin Paine located them.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Charlotte Slaiman to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

September 5, 2018 Antitrust , Competition , Competition Policy , FTC , Staff

Public Knowledge welcomes Charlotte Slaiman, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on competition issues and digital platforms. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.

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Public Knowledge Files Comments On Competition and Consumer Protection with FTC

August 20, 2018 Competition , Competition Policy , FTC

Today, Public Knowledge submitted comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s call for input on a wide range of issues.

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Ninth Circuit Decision Reaffirms FTC Jurisdiction, Need to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

February 26, 2018 Broadband , FCC , FTC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, the full Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility decision, determining that the FTC still has the authority to bring enforcement actions against companies regulated by the Federal Communications Commission for their “non-common carrier” activities.

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Public Knowledge Calls FCC, FTC Net Neutrality Agreement ‘Honor System’ for Broadband

December 11, 2017 Broadband , FCC , FTC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission announced an agreement to coordinate consumer protections following the FCC’s Dec. 14 vote to roll back the agency’s net neutrality rules.

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Public Interest Groups Urge FCC Chairman to Delay Net Neutrality Vote to Dismantle Rules

December 4, 2017 AT&T , FCC , FTC , Litigation , Net Neutrality

Today, Public Knowledge joined 40 other consumer protection groups, digital divide advocates, and local government agencies — including New York City — in a letter urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to delay the vote on the “Restoring Internet Freedom” Draft Order, which would roll back the agency’s net neutrality rules if adopted. Specifically, the groups propose the FCC delay the vote until a pending court case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — the en banc review in Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility — resolves.

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Public Knowledge Urges FTC Chairman Ohlhausen to Protect Consumer Privacy

June 12, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , FTC

Today, Public Knowledge joined Consumer Federation of America, Center For Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of California, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in a letter urging Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen to protect consumer privacy.

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Public Knowledge Defends Consumer Privacy in Set-top Box Data Complaint to FCC, FTC

June 9, 2016 FCC , FTC , Privacy , Set-Top Box , Video Competition

Today, Public Knowledge filed a privacy complaint regarding set-top box customer data to both the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission. The FCC complaint asserts that cable and satellite providers fail to adequately obtain customer consent to use customer data, while the FTC complaint argues that the industry’s use of customer data without appropriate disclosures and without opt-in consent amounts to an “unfair and deceptive” practice in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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FTC Complaint Against AT&T Shows FTC, FCC Complementary Roles in Protecting Consumers

October 28, 2014 AT&T , Data Caps , FCC , FTC

Today, the Federal Trade Commission initiated a complaint against AT&T claiming that the company misled consumers by throttling “unlimited” data plans, reducing customer data speeds by up to 90 percent. Public Knowledge commends the FTC for penalizing this deceptive industry practice but emphasizes that today’s action demonstrates the complementary roles of the FTC and the FCC.

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FTC Should Continue to Fight for Lower Consumer Prices in Qualcomm Lawsuit

April 18, 2019 Apple , Competition , FTC , Patent Reform , Patents

Back in November, Public Knowledge and Open Markets Institute argued to the International Trade Commission that it would violate the public interest to grant Qualcomm’s request to ban iPhones that used Intel baseband technology from the U.S. market. We wrote then,

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