Articles by tag: FTC

A Business Perspective on the Importance of Protecting Consumer Health Data

Protecting consumer health data

The healthcare industry has come under intense scrutiny in recent years due to multiple cases of health data breaches, leading to concerns over data privacy and security. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken steps to address this issue, cracking down on the sharing of personal health data without consumer knowledge or consent. Besides […]

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BetterHelp & GoodRx Are a Good Lesson. The FTC Health Privacy Rule Will Come for You If You’re “Deceiving” Patients.

Health data privacy has a new enforcer in town. This year has been a year of federal crackdowns in the healthcare industry as digital health companies have faced the hammer of the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly sharing customers’ health data for advertising purposes. Last month, the FTC put GoodRx in its scopes for “failing […]

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Weighing the Risks of AI Tools, From Demographic Bias to Privacy Violations

With Microsoft announcing a multibillion dollar investment into ChatGPT, Google launching Bard, and China’s search engine giant Baidu, Inc. entering the race with Ernie, the AI party has officially begun. More companies are integrating ChatGPT into their daily operations as the tool proves itself as flexible for a variety of use cases, and adoption […]

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What Does a Potential Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon Mean for Sellers and Consumers?

U.S. regulators are preparing to drag Amazon through the jungle; Amazon is apparently the target of an antitrust lawsuit prepared by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Wall Street Journal first reported on this potential legal action, which is anticipated to target a variety of Amazon’s business practices, however it’s still unclear what […]

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Chegg Inc. and the FTC’s Order Against Them Is a Wake-up Call for Data Privacy Strategy

The FTC’s order against Chegg is a wake-up call for businesses everywhere and their current data privacy strategy. Chegg Inc. (“Chegg”) has been punished by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its “careless” cybersecurity practices that exposed the sensitive personal information of its customers and employees. Chegg, according to the FTC’s complaint, stored customer […]

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Biden Flashes Warning to Big Tech as Antitrust Team Takes Shape

(Bloomberg) – President Joe Biden’s plan to put two progressive antitrust scholars in top positions signals an aggressive approach to combating corporate consolidation and monopoly power, especially that wielded by technology giants such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. Biden’s team is vetting Lina Khan, a Columbia Law School professor who specializes in antitrust law, […]

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How Open Internet Advocates and ISPs Will Bring the Net Neutrality Fight to the States: Ratified

The fight for net neutrality is over at the federal level, at least for now. The Obama-era Open Internet Order of 2015 was repealed by Ajit Pai’s FCC and solidified after a DC circuit court of appeals’ final ruling, leaving prospects looking slim for legislation proactively regulating broadband internet. However, even with the federal […]

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Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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5G Network Platforms
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Matt Montgomery chats with Blaze Vincent and Thedy Wana from Ericsson, where they discuss pressing challenges and opportunities within the utility sector, emphasizing the significant role of digital transformation and 5G technology in addressing these issues. The conversation highlights Ericsson’s contributions to smart grid modernization and how their innovative solutions are tailored […]

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Leveraging 5G to Extend Security Policies
April 19, 2024

Guests Jeff Brown and Carlos Augusto from Fortinet join Brett Barganz of Verizon to discuss the integration of extended security policies with 5G technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. They delve into the transformation and challenges in cybersecurity within the utility sector, highlighting the strategic partnership between Fortinet and Verizon to advance security solutions that leverage […]

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