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FTC Chairwoman Releases 2013 Annual Highlights

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2013 Annual Highlights today at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antirust Law in Washington emphasizing the agency’s work to prot

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Former FTC Chairman Janet D. Steiger Named Recipient of 2014 Kirkpatrick Award

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez today named former FTC Chairman Janet Dempsey Steiger the 2014 recipient of the Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime FTC Achievement, honoring her steadfast commitment to public service and her many significant contributions to the agency. “...
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Statement of FTC Bureau of Competition Director Deborah Feinstein On Jostens’ Decision to Drop its Proposed Acquisition of American Achievement Corp.

Following today’s announcement by Jostens, Inc. (“Jostens”) that it will drop plans to acquire Acquisition of American Achievement Corp. (“AAC”), the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Deborah Feinstein, said: “The parties’ abandonment of the transaction preserves...
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Marketer of Robocalling Services Banned from Telemarketing

The head of an operation that enabled telemarketers to make illegal robocalls, call phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, and mask Caller ID information, is permanently banned from telemarketing and robocalling under a settlement with the federal government. In November 2011, on the...
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FTC Invites Further Public Comment on Mobile Security

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments from the public to further explore issues raised by last year’s FTC forum examining the state of mobile security . Panelists at the forum discussed a number of complex issues that warrant further public input. Held on June 4, 2013, the FTC’s mobile...

Coming Events

Apr 21

Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission and East Bay Community Law Center invite you to attend a conference on Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers. The conference will bring together legal services lawyers, law enforcement attorneys, and consumer advocates from...
May 1

Sharing a Common Ground: A Common Ground Conference in St. Louis

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT (Registration at 8:30 a.m.) WHERE: Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Room 310, St. Louis, Missouri
May 7
District Of Columbia

Spring Privacy Series: Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data

Increasingly, consumers are taking a more active role in managing and generating their own health data. For example, consumers are researching their health conditions and diagnosing themselves online. Consumers are also uploading their information into personal health records and...

Past Events

Mar 28
District Of Columbia

Care Labeling Rule - An FTC Roundtable

The roundtable, which is free and open to the public, will examine the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Rule set forth in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 20, 2012.
Mar 20
District Of Columbia

Examining Health Care Competition

The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition,” on March 20-21, 2014, to study certain activities and trends that may affect competition in the evolving health care industry. The workshop explored current developments related to:
Mar 19
District Of Columbia

Spring Privacy Series: Alternative Scoring Products

On March 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Alternative Scoring Products. The speakers described a variety of predictive analytics products offered by many data brokers to predict trends and consumer behavior in a variety of contexts, ranging from...