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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 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...
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 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,...
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...
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,...
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,...
Dec 6

The Big Picture: Comprehensive Online Data Collection

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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...
Nov 15

Fifth Annual Microeconomics Conference

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...
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 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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...

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