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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 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 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 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...
Dec 4

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

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 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 will...
Nov 19

Internet of Things - Privacy and Security in a Connected World

The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC, 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...
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...
Sep 19

Consumer Protection and Healthcare Marketplace

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, will host a roundtable in Washington, DC, on September 19, 2013, to discuss how to empower and protect consumers from scammers with the advent of healthcare marketplaces opening this fall under the Affordable Care...
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...
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...
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 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,...
May 8

Mobile Cramming: An FTC Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission will host a roundtable on May 8, 2013, to examine unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills—a practice known as “mobile cramming.”  The roundtable will bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, and government regulators to...
May 7

Senior Identity Theft: A Problem in This Day and Age

The FTC will bring together experts from government, private industry, and public interest groups to discuss the unique challenges facing victims of senior identity theft.  The forum will include panels on different types of senior identity theft – tax and government benefits,...
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...
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...
Dec 10

Patent Assertion Entity Activities Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice will host a one-day event on Monday, December 10, 2012 in the FTC Conference Center to explore the impact of patent assertion entity (PAE) activities on innovation and competition and the implications for antitrust...
Dec 6

The Big Picture: Comprehensive Online Data Collection

Consumer protection organizations, academics, business and industry representatives, privacy professionals, and others will examine the technological landscape, benefits and risks, consumer knowledge and attitude, and the future of comprehensive data collection. FTC staff will live-...
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...

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