The Federal Trade Commission is a part of the federal government. The website for the Bureau of Consumer Protection (a part of the FTC) describes them as follows:

The Federal Trade Commission is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection works For The Consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace. The Bureau:

  • Enhances consumer confidence by enforcing federal laws that protect consumers
  • Empowers consumers with free information to help them exercise their rights and spot and avoid fraud and deception
  • Wants to hear from consumers who want to get information or file a complaint about fraud or identity theft

A part of their site deals with privacy and security. This site has some information about internet safety and security.

www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/tech/privacy.shtm

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