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May 13

Hispanic Consumer Protection Law Enforcement Workshop

The FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime hosted a workshop on strategies for effective and high-impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud. The Consumer Protection Law Enforcement Workshop provided the opportunity to...
May 12

Hispanic Consumer Outreach Forum

The FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime hosted a workshop on strategies for effective and high-impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud. The Consumer Outreach Forum provided the opportunity to learn about the U.S....
Apr 19

Monitoring Software on Your PC: Spyware, Adware and Other Software

The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore the issues associated with the distribution and effects of software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer's...
Apr 16

Health Care Information and Competition conference

This quasi-academic conference, organized by Stanford health economist Dan Kessler, brought together academics and health policy makers to examine the production of and use of health care market information by consumers and employers. It examined some effects of competition in...
Apr 15

Ideas into Action: Implementing Reform of the Patent System

The FTC, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology co-sponsored a conference to address patent reform and how it might be implemented. The event brought together government officials, business representatives, scholars, lawyers, and...
Feb 17

FTC/DOJ Joint Workshop on Merger Enforcement

This three-day workshop brought together prominent practitioners, academics and enforcement officials to discuss the Horizontal Merger Guidelines. The workshop explored state-of-the-art application of the Guidelines by those with the most experience using them. In preparation for...
Oct 29

Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A Workshop on Industry Self-Regulation

The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine issues relating to the marketing of violent entertainment to children. The workshop provided a forum for discussing the state of self-regulation in the entertainment industry and, in particular, children's access to products that have been...
Sep 9

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

The FTC and regional experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Sponsored by the FTC, the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, and six regional Better Business Bureaus based in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, Indianapolis,...
Sep 4

Roundtable with Former Directors of the Bureau of Economics

The roundtable commemorates the 100th anniversary of the FTC's predecessor agency, the Bureau of Corporations. It was sponsored by the FTC's Bureau of Economics (BE) and focused on BE history and contributions of BE and economic analysis to antitrust and consumer protection...
Jun 18

Information Flows: Costs and Benefits Related To the Collection and Use of Consumer Information

The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine the costs and benefits to consumers and businesses of the collection and use of consumer information. In order to facilitate closer examination of the issues, the workshop focused on the collection and use of consumer information for...
Jun 4

Technologies for Protecting Personal Information (Workshop 2: The Business Experience)

The workshops focused on the role technology plays for both consumers and businesses. Consumers may have more technologies available to help them protect their personal information, but it is unclear whether consumers are using these technologies and whether these products reflect...
May 14

Technologies for Protecting Personal Information (Workshop 1: The Consumer Experience)

The workshops focused on the role technology plays for both consumers and businesses. Consumers may have more technologies available to help them protect their personal information, but it is unclear whether consumers are using these technologies and whether these products reflect...
Apr 30

FTC Spam Forum

The FTC hosted a public forum to explore the issues regarding the proliferation of and potential solutions to unsolicited commercial email ("UCE" or "spam"). The forum also looked at how the unique qualities of spam contribute to and hinder both fraud and its prosecution.
Feb 26

Health Care and Competition Law and Policy Hearings

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice will commence public hearings in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2003 on the implications of competition law and policy for health care financing and delivery. The hearings will broadly consider the impact of competition law and...
Feb 19

Public/Private Partnerships to Combat Cross-Border Fraud

The FTC held a public workshop on how to build public/private partnerships to combat cross-border fraud against consumers. The workshop explored how the private and public sectors can work together to identify, stop, and bring effective enforcement actions against cross-border fraud...
Jan 14

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

The FTC and regional experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Sponsored by the FTC, the Electronic Retailing Association, the Promotional Marketing Association and the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, the...
Nov 19

Workshop on Deception in Weight Loss Advertising

The FTC held a workshop to explore alternate approaches to reducing deceptive claims in advertising for weight-loss products. Following up on the issuance of the FTC staff report, Weight-Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends, the workshop gave the FTC staff and interested...
Oct 8

Possible Anticompetitive Efforts to Restrict Competition on the Internet

The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore how certain state regulations and private business practices may be having significantly anticompetitive effects on e-commerce. Some private estimates suggest that the potential costs to consumers of these anticompetitive restrictions may...
Sep 9

Workshop on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

The FTC held a public workshop on the implications of competition law and policy for health care financing and delivery. The workshop considered the impact of competition law and policy on the cost, quality, and availability of health care, and the incentives for innovation in the...
Jun 3

FTC Merger Best Practices

The FTC held a series of public workshops regarding modifications and improvements to the Commission's merger investigations process and its use of specific remedy provisions. The Commission used this forum to solicit input from a broad range of interest groups including corporate...

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