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:
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 2014
Time: 2pm-3pm ET
Twitter Account: @JulieBrillFTC
Please join FTC Commissioner Julie Brill in a Twitter Chat to discuss data security, privacy, and the Internet of things.
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:
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...
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.
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...
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'...
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.
Jessica Rich, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
Twitter Chat with Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen
When: Monday, Jan. 6th 1-2pm ET
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...
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...
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...