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Feb 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...
Jan 14

Oil Industry Merger Effects

The FTC hosted a public conference to examine two recent studies focusing on the price effects of mergers and concentration in the United States petroleum industry. The conference brought together a group of independent economic experts to evaluate two studies examining price effects...
Dec 15

Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Technology: Consumer Protection and Competition Issues

The workshop is the latest in a series of efforts to assess the impact of new and significant technologies on consumers and businesses. P2P file-sharing technology enables individuals to share files, including music, video, or software. Because the files do not reside in a central...
Nov 9

Email Authentication Summit

The FTC and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted a summit that brought together technologists and other interested parties to discuss the market's development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems....
Sep 22

FTC 90th Anniversary Symposium

An institution with a long history should pause from time to time to take stock. This serves several important purposes. It helps the agency review where it has been, discern the general trajectory of thought over the years, identify the issues of enduring importance, and refine its...
Sep 13

Protecting Consumer Interests in Class Actions

The FTC and the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics co-hosted a workshop bringing together judges, academics, class action practitioners, in-house corporate and government attorneys, economists, advocacy groups, and claims facilitators to explore whether certain aspects of the class...
Jul 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 Colorado Bar Association, the workshop featured a roster of marketers and attorneys.
Jun 30

Roundtable on Methodologies for Assessing Accuracy and Completeness of Credit Reports

The FTC's Bureau of Economics hosted a roundtable with researchers, scholars, and practitioners in the credit reporting industry on methodologies for assessing the accuracy and completeness of credit reports. The roundtable was held in conjunction with Section 319 of the Fair and...
Jun 21

Radio Frequency IDentification: Applications and Implications for Consumers

The emergence of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has important implications for businesses, consumers, and policymakers. Companies are turning to RFID to manage warehouse inventory and to stock retail shelves. Consumers are using RFID tags when they travel on...
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...

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