January, 2013

Jan 16

North Carolina Consumer Protection Workshop

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the North Carolina Attorney General’s office, 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 payday loans,...
Feb 20

Identity Theft & Tax Fraud Town Hall Series

Congressman Ted Deutch will join the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General’s Office at a town hall event  in Boca Raton, Florida from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2013, to address the rising incidence of identity theft-related tax fraud in South Florida...
Feb 20

Identity Theft & Tax Fraud Town Hall Series

Congressman Ted Deutch will join the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General’s Office at a town hall event  in Boca Raton, Florida from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2013, to address the rising incidence of identity theft-related tax fraud in South Florida...
Feb 21

Identity Theft & Tax Fraud Town Hall Series

Congressman Ted Deutch will join the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General’s Office at a town hall event  in Boca Raton, Florida from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2013, to address the rising incidence of identity theft-related tax fraud in South Florida...
May 3

Common Ground: Fighting Schemes and Scams in a Tough Economy

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, 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 foreclosure,...
May 7

Senior Identity Theft: A Problem in This Day and Age

The FTC brought together experts from government, private industry, and public interest groups to discuss the unique challenges facing victims of senior identity theft.  The forum included panels on different types of senior identity theft – tax and government benefits, medical, and...
May 8

Mobile Cramming: An FTC Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a roundtable to examine unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills—a practice known as “mobile cramming.”  The roundtable brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, and government regulators to explore various issues...
Jun 4

Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions

On June 4, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public forum to examine the state of mobile security.  Mobile technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, provide consumers with an always-connected and convenient means of engaging in their daily activities, including email,...
Jun 6

Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will host a joint roundtable on June 6, 2013, to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process. The event will bring together consumer advocates, credit issuers, collection industry...
Jun 16

Immigrant Consumer Protection Issues in DC, MD, and VA

Join the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 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...
Jun 19

Jewelry Guides Roundtable

The FTC will hold a public roundtable to examine possible modifications to the FTC’s Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.  Specifically, the roundtable panels will focus on two issues: (1) the marketing of alloy products containing precious metals in...
Sep 10

The Fifth Annual African Consumer Protection Dialogue Conference (Livingstone, Zambia)

Day 1: Opening ceremony and annual review of consumer protection & competition issues in Africa and the United States. Day 2: Mobile issues, cyber threats, and civil-criminal law enforcement issues. Day 3: Best Practices In Compliance And Remedies - The Impact On Consumers...
Sep 19

Consumer Protection and the Healthcare Marketplace

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, hosted a roundtable to discuss how to empower and protect consumers from scammers with the advent of healthcare marketplaces opening this fall under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Nov 7

Sixth Annual Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in November and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organizations to discuss antitrust, consumer protection, and policy issues that the...
Nov 19

Internet of Things - Privacy and Security in a Connected World

The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to explore consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of devices. The ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people is becoming more prevalent and often is referred to as “The...
Dec 4

Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content? – An FTC Workshop on Native Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day workshop to examine the blending of advertisements with news, entertainment, and other editorial content in digital media, referred to as “native advertising” or “sponsored content.” The workshop brought together publishing and...