Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

WPF advises FTC regarding health data breach notification rule

The World Privacy Forum filed comments regarding the US Federal Trade Commission’s 2023 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Health Breach Notification. This marks the second set of comments WPF has filed, our first being in 2009 regarding the first iteration of the Health Breach Rule. The comments are technical, and focus on the fundamental challenges

Statement of Pam Dixon at the FTC Open Commission Meeting regarding health privacy statements and consumer confusion

Thank you Chair and Commissioners. The profusion of health apps, websites and digital tools that provide consumers with assistance and insights about their health is a positive development. However, it has come at the cost of increasing privacy risks. One of these risks is that consumers are confused about when and where federal health privacy protections apply to their health information.

WPF advises FTC regarding proposed changes to the Telemarketing Sales Rule

The World Privacy Forum provided comments to the FTC regarding its proposed substantive amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (part 310), 87 FR 33677. Generally, WPF supports nearly all of the proposed changes in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. However, we are concerned about three specific areas: The expansion of consumer records kept by telemarketers

WPF urges FTC Chair and Commissioners to update FTC Health Breach Notification Rule

The FTC held an historic open FTC Commission meeting, during which the Chair and Commissioners conducted their business openly and also provided an opportunity for public comments. The World Privacy Forum was selected to provide a public comment, which focused on the need to update the Health Breach Notification Rule. 

FTC agrees to make compliance report public in face recognition-related case; WPF comments had a positive impact

We are extremely pleased and heartened that after years of requesting that the FTC make compliance reports public, that the Commission has agreed to do so with the Everalbum settlement. WPF submitted comments regarding the Everalbum proposed settlement to the US Federal Trade Commission on February 23, 2021. Today, the FTC announced the final settlement and