January, 2012

Jan 9

Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the office of the Arizona Attorney General, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss issues facing consumers today. Topics include business opportunity...
Apr 20

New Hampshire Common Ground Conference

The Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Attorneys General, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials from those states met to discuss...
Apr 26

Paper, Plastic... or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers. This event brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, government regulators, technologists, and academics to...
May 21

The Economics of Drip Pricing

Drip pricing is a pricing technique in which firms advertise only part of a product’s price and reveal other charges later as the customer goes through the buying process. The additional charges can be mandatory charges, such as hotel resort fees, or fees for optional upgrades and...
May 30

In Short: Advertising & Privacy Disclosures in a Digital World

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public workshop to consider the need for new guidance concerning advertising and privacy disclosures in today's online and mobile environments. The workshop addressed online disclosure challenges, including making clear and conspicuous...
Sep 10

Most-Favored-Nation Clauses and Antitrust Enforcement and Policy

The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice held a joint public workshop on most-favored-nation clauses (MFNs). The workshop provided a forum for discussion of the evolution of economic and legal thinking on MFNs and their implications....
Sep 19

Western Region Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the office of the California Attorney General, the U.S. Department of Justice, the CFPB, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss issues facing consumers...
Oct 2

Pet Medications Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public workshop to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the pet medications industry. The quality and cost of pet medications is an important pocketbook issue for many consumers. In 2011, 62 percent of U.S. households...
Oct 18

Robocalls All The Rage: An FTC Summit

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public event to develop solutions to the rapid rise in illegal robocalls. The Summit included a report on the current state of the robocall technology and the industry, along with a discussion of the laws surrounding the use of robocalls...
Oct 24

Northwest Region Common Ground Meeting

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the Attorneys General of Washington, Alaska and Idaho, the CFPB, the Northwest Justice Project, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss...
Nov 29

Enforceable Codes of Conduct: Protecting Consumers Across Borders

The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on using enforceable industry codes of conduct to protect consumers in cross-border commerce.  Such systems, where government entities, businesses, consumer groups and other organizations develop and administer voluntary procedures that...
Dec 6

The Big Picture: Comprehensive Online Data Collection

Archived Webcast - segment 1/4 Archived Webcast - segment 2/4 Archived Webcast - segment 3/4
Dec 10

Patent Assertion Entity Activities Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice hosted a one-day event to explore the impact of patent assertion entity (PAE) activities on innovation and competition and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy. Panelists for the workshop included academics,...