Consumer alerts

Tell the FTC: Consumers’ personal data needs protection

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Gerd Altmann |

Many apps available on the market today may use deceptive practices to collect and share consumer data with third-party companies outside of the app developer. With limited regulations on how this data is collected and used, consumers are virtually powerless when it comes to controlling their personal information, putting Americans’ privacy at risk. In particular, apps that collect and share highly sensitive data, such as dating apps like Grindr, pose threats to those consumers.

The Federal Trade Commission should write rules to protect consumer data, and hold those who abuse it accountable.