January, 2014

Jan 6

Twitter Chat with FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen

Twitter Chat with Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen When: Monday, Jan. 6th 1-2pm ET Hashtag: #FTCpriv Twitter Account: @MOhlhausenFTC Please join FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen in a Twitter Chat to discuss privacy, the Internet of Things, and more before her panel event at the Consumer...
Jan 7

Press Conference: FTC to Announce Initiative Against Deceptive Claims Made by National Marketers of Fad Weight Loss Products

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. ET, to announce an initiative against deceptive advertising of weight-loss products. WHO: Jessica Rich, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection WHEN:
Jan 8

Twitter Chat on Weight-Loss Claims

Who: Mary Engle, Division of Ad PracticesWhen: Wed., Jan. 8, 2014Time: 12:30-1:30pm ETHashtag: #AskFTCAccount: @FTC Please join FTC staff in discussing its recent sweep against deceptive claims made by national marketers of fad weight-loss products, learn about our new 'Gut Check'...
Jan 13

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Find out what you can do about it, and how you can help others during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. There will be a number of regional events throughout the U.S. during the...
Jan 15

FTC to Announce Settlement With Major Technology Company

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference to announce a settlement with a major technology company. WHO: Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
Jan 15

Twitter Chat: FTC Settlement With Apple

FTC staff will discuss the agency's settlement with Apple with the public at 2 p.m. ET on Twitter. Follow @FTC and tweet questions with the hashtag: #AskFTC. For more information about how the FTC hosts question and answers online, see Twitter Chats.
Jan 16

Tax ID Theft Twitter Chats

The FTC will co-host a Twitter Chat in English with the Identity Theft Resource Center on Jan. 16th at 2pm ET. Follow @FTC and use the hashtag #IDTheftChat. Learn how to protect yourself from this growing form of ID theft, and what to do if you're a victim. FTC staff will also host...
Feb 4

Follow-On Biologics Workshop: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition

The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to explore competition issues involving biologic medicines and follow-on biologics. As described in the Federal Register Notice, the workshop focused on a few key issues, inter alia:
Feb 5

Twitter Chat with FTC Commissioner Julie Brill

When: Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 2014 Time: 2pm-3pm ET Hashtag: #FTCpriv Twitter Account: @JulieBrillFTC Please join FTC Commissioner Julie Brill in a Twitter Chat to discuss data security, privacy, and the Internet of things.
Feb 19

Spring Privacy Series: Mobile Device Tracking

On February 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Mobile Device Tracking.
Mar 2

National Consumer Protection Week

The Federal Trade Commission, in collaboration with 74 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations, celebrates National Consumer Protection Week, beginning Sunday, March 2, and running until Saturday, March 8.
Mar 3

Protecting Nevada’s Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

WHEN: Monday, March 3, 2014 TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. PT (Registration at 8:30 a.m.) WHERE: Las Vegas City Hall, Council Chambers, 495 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 4

NCPW Twitter Chat

FTC to Host Twitter Chat-Tuesday, March 4, 2:00-3:00 EST To highlight National Consumer Protection Week, the FTC will host a Twitter chat to answer consumers’ questions about common scams. FTC Attorney Lesley Fair of the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Consumer and...
Mar 6

NCPW Resource Fair on the Hill

NCPW Resource Fair on the Hill-Thursday, March 6, 9:30-Noon EST – Rayburn Foyer, Capitol Hill Each year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) partners highlight consumer education resources that members of Congress and their staffers can share with constituents; this event is now...
Mar 12

Kids' Privacy Twitter Chat

The ever-changing ways kids interact online has made it difficult for parents to keep pace with the latest ways to keep them safe and secure online. The National Cyber Security Alliance’s next #ChatDPD will answer some of the most common questions and offer resources to help parents...
Mar 19

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...
Mar 20

Examining Health Care Competition

The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to study certain activities and trends that may affect competition in the evolving health care industry. The workshop explored current developments related to:
Mar 20

Consumer Protection in Immigrant Communities

Join the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the office of the Attorney General from North Carolina, the North Carolina Justice Center, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this...
Mar 28

Care Labeling Rule - An FTC Roundtable

The roundtable, which was free and open to the public, examined the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Rule set forth in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 20, 2012.
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

Spring Privacy Series: Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data

On May 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data.
May 23

Native American Common Ground

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the office of the Attorney General from New Mexico, legal services attorneys, and other consumer advocates at this free event to discuss issues facing consumers today. Topics include Native American arts and crafts, consumer challenges, consumer...
May 28

Data Broker Report Twitter Chat

FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Wednesday, May 28, 2:00-3:00 EDT FTC staff hosted a Twitter chat to discuss the new data broker report. Follow @FTC, and use the hashtag: #BigData. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
Jun 1

Tri-state Common Ground Conference

The Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Attorneys General, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut met to discuss issues facing...
Jun 11

Midwest Region 2012 Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the Attorneys General of Illinois, Kentucky and Iowa, the U.S. Department of Justice, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss issues...
Jun 23

Conditional Pricing Practices: Economic Analysis and Legal Policy Implications

The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a one-day public workshop on June 23, 2014 to explore the economics and legal policy implications of certain pricing practices, such as loyalty and bundled pricing. The workshop, consisted of...
Jul 31

Zapping Rachel Twitter Chat

FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT FTC staff will host a Twitter Chat to discuss the Zapping Rachel robocall challenge at DEF CON 22. They will answer questions about the contest, and share information about the FTC’s work to combat these illegal calls. For...
Sep 8

The Sixth Annual African Consumer Protection Dialogue Conference Strengthening the Framework for Dealing with Cross Border Consumer Violations (Lilongwe, Malawi)

Day 1: Opening ceremony and law enforcement cross-border collaboration. Day 2: Mobile payments, cyber threats and financial issues. Day 3: Remedies, energy/environmental issues, and the impact on consumers and businesses.
Sep 15

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers...
Oct 16

Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in the fall and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organization to discuss issues related to the FTC’s 100-year long antitrust, consumer...
Oct 23

Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency. The event, titled...
Oct 29

Fraud Affects Every Community

This workshop will examine how fraud affects groups including older adults, servicemembers and veterans, low-income communities, and African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.
Nov 7

FTC 100th Anniversary Symposium

For 100 years, the Federal Trade Commission has distinguished itself as a unique and nimble institution. The FTC continually evolves and innovates to promote competition and protect consumers. Please join the five current Commissioners as they lead a day-long examination of the FTC’...