ICFE eNEWS #18-02 - February 2nd 2018
2017 FTC Privacy and Data Security Report
The FTC has released its annual report summarizing its
activity during 2017 relating to privacy and data security
issues. In its self-declared role as "the nation's primary
privacy and data security enforcer," the FTC outlines 10 privacy
cases and 4 data security cases that it brought in 2017,
including Uber Technologies (transportation service), Vizio
(television manufacturer), Blue Global (lead generator),
Upromise (college rewards program), ACDI Group (an alleged debt
buyer), TaxSlayer (tax preparation service), and D-Link
(wireless routers and Internet cameras). In addition, the FTC
also brought its first actions to enforce the EU-US Privacy
Shield in 2017. The FTC report also described its activities
relating to international enforcement, children's privacy, and
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Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)
About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation). The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely.
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org). CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed. In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.
The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much. ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.
Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org. Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G, a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.