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Jul 11

Spam Summit: The Next Generation of Threats and Solutions

The FTC hosted a summit that brought together experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, consumer advocates, and academics to explore consumer protection issues surrounding spam, phishing, and malware.
May 24

Grocery Store Antitrust: Historical Retrospective & Current Developments

This conference, sponsored by the FTC Bureau of Economics, looked at antitrust analysis of the grocery industry including both historical analysis and analysis of current methods. The roundtable included both paper presentations and panel sessions. The paper presentations included...
Apr 27

The Rebate Debate

The FTC hosted a public workshop that gathered consumer advocates, government officials, business people, and other parties involved in the rebate process. The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss consumers' perspectives on rebates and challenges businesses face when they...
Apr 23

Proof Positive: New Directions for ID Authentication

The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore the role of authentication processes in preventing identity theft. The workshop provided a forum for discussion among public sector, private sector, and consumer representatives about better ways to authenticate the identities of...
Apr 20

Conference on Behavioral Economics and Consumer Policy

The FTC's Bureau of Economics sponsored a conference to explore research into how consumer behavior should influence consumer protection policy. The event brought together economists and other professionals from academia and government.
Apr 10

Energy Markets in the 21st Century: Competition Policy in Perspective

The FTC hosted a conference to explore a range of energy issues of importance to American consumers and the U.S. and global economies. The conference brought together leading experts from the government, the energy industry, consumer groups, and the academic community. These experts...
Feb 13

Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy

The FTC hosted a public workshop on that brought together experts from business, government, and the technology sector, consumer advocates, and academics to explore competition and consumer protection issues relating to broadband Internet access, including so-called "network...
Jan 25

Negative Options: A Workshop Analyzing Negative Option Marketing

The FTC hosted a workshop to analyze the marketing of goods and services through offers with negative option features. The workshop, which brought together consumer representatives, academics, and industry leaders, addressed the pros and cons of such offers, discuss online marketing...
Nov 6

Protecting Consumers in the Next Tech-ade

The FTC held public hearings to bring together experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, consumer advocates, academicians, and law enforcement officials to explore the ways in which convergence and the globalization of commerce impact consumer protection. The...
Sep 27

New York Hispanic Fraud Prevention Forum

The FTC, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, and the Manhattan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum that gathered law enforcement and community leaders, provided an opportunity to learn about the nature and...
Jun 20

Section 2 of the Sherman Act Hearings: Single-Firm Conduct As Related to Competition

FTC and DOJ hearings. The Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cohosted hearings on single-firm conduct and antitrust law in 2006 and 2007. To see the Presentations, please visit DOJ's website: http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/hearings/single_firm/sfcjune.html...
May 24

Protecting Consumers in the New Mortgage Marketplace

The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore consumer protection issues arising from the emergence of "nontraditional" or "alternative" mortgage products in the United States residential mortgage marketplace. The workshop provided an opportunity for government regulators, industry...
Apr 27

Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Advertisers

National advertising experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Sponsored by the FTC, the Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York, and the Consumer Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar, the workshop featured a...
Oct 25

Competition Policy and the Real Estate Industry: A Public Workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice

The FTC and the Department of Justice hosted a public workshop that focused on issues related to the competitiveness of the residential real estate industry, and covered topics such as multiple listing services, online "virtual office Web sites," discount and limited-service brokers...
Sep 21

Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Advertisers

The FTC and national experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Sponsored by the FTC and the State Bar of Arizona, the workshop featured a roster of educators, marketers, and attorneys.
Jul 14

Perspectives on Marketing, Self-Regulation, and Childhood Obesity

The FTC and the Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a workshop that brought together representatives from the food and beverage industry and media and entertainment companies, medical and nutrition experts, consumer groups, advertising specialists, and other key experts...
Apr 19

Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Advertisers

The FTC and national experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Sponsored by the FTC, the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the UNC School of Law, the workshop featured a roster of educators, marketers, and...
Apr 19

OECD Workshop on Consumer Dispute Resolution and Redress in the Global Marketplace

Organized by the OECD's Committee on Consumer Policy and hosted by the FTC, this workshop examined approaches to consumer dispute resolution and redress in OECD member countries. Experts from governments, business, consumer groups, and academia explored different mechanisms for...
Mar 22

Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Advertisers

The FTC and national experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Sponsored by the FTC and the Electronic Retailing Association, the workshop featured a roster of marketers and attorneys. Special guest speaker was Lee Peeler, Deputy...
Mar 18

Town Meetings on Patent System Reform

The FTC, the National Academies' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) co-sponsored a nationwide series of Town Meetings on patent reform. They brought together government officials, business...

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