Tag Archives: FTC

CARU to the Rescue



Content, content, content! Everything is becoming content. Has anyone else noticed this? Our world has made a major shift towards content production, and it’s all thanks to major online platforms like Google and YouTube alongside the development of tablets and smart technology. Google averages 40,000 searches every second, according to Forbes! That totals out to 3.5 billion searches every day. Mind-boggling. With this tsunami of data being pushed out every day, you can’t help but wonder where is all our data going, who is using our data and for what?

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Cybersecurity for Small Businesses



Small businesses! You are NOT immune from cyber-attacks. Hackers do not discriminate when it comes to who they target. Now more than ever, cybersecurity is a critical need in the world of small and medium-sized businesses. Lisa Shifferle, an attorney in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education, shares her insights on this pertinent topic. Small business owners, you’ll want to take notes on this one!


FTC Signals an Alarm on Children Advertising



The world of technology has changed, and its time that COPPA change along with it. Dona Fraser, Vice President of the Children Advertising Review Unit joins The Bistro. She shares how she envisions COPPA evolving to meet the arising needs that our endless transforming digital environment brings.


No Gags on Consumer Reviews



Consumer reviews are a great source of information. Reviews allow us to learn from each other and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers that our right. Carl Settlemyer, Attorney with the FTC explains how businesses and consumers can both play nice in the sandbox of reviews.


New Credit Law Explained



It’s Cybersecurity month, and we have great news for you. New federal law, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, is helping all Americans take another step towards online safety. Here on The Bistro is Lisa Schifferle, Attorney in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education, providing us with an overview of how this new law leads to more cyber safety.