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Note: A conference call for media with FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich, FCC Enforcement Bureau Director Travis LeBlanc and Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell will occur as follows: Date: Dec. 19, 2014 Time: 1 p.m. ET Call-in: (800) 230-1951, confirmation number...
One of the defendants behind a massive landline cramming operation that placed more than $70 million in unauthorized charges on consumers’ phone bills has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges against him.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving FTC allegations that Google, Inc., unfairly billed consumers for in-app charges incurred by children without their parents’ consent.
Following a public comment period and review of AgeCheq, Inc.’s initial proposed Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule verifiable parental consent method, the Federal Trade Commission has denied the company’s application. 
CORRECTED: The deadline for comment related to this matter is Dec. 29, 2014. The release previously listed an earlier date. The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed verifiable parental consent method that AgeCheq, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the...
These operations conned thousands of consumers out of more than $120 million by deceptively marketing computer software and tech support services.
TRUSTe provides seals to businesses that meet specific requirements for consumer privacy programs that it administers.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has ordered two debt sellers that posted the sensitive personal information of more than 70,000 consumers online to notify the consumers and explain how they can protect themselves against identity theft and other fraud in light of...
FTC's complaint says that AT&T charged customers for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.
(CORRECTED) At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they did not need, as well as software that was otherwise available for free.
The Federal Trade Commission filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications. As the lead federal agency charged with protecting consumer privacy, the FTC in its comment commends NHTSA for...
A series of defendants will pay approximately $10 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that they operated a massive scam that sent unwanted text messages to millions of consumers, many of whom later received illegal robocalls, phony “free” merchandise offers, and unauthorized...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Ashkan Soltani as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Dr. Latanya Sweeney, who is returning to Harvard University, where she founded and directs Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab.
Como parte de un acuerdo resolutorio de $105 millones de dólares con funcionarios a cargo del cumplimiento de la ley del ámbito federal y estatal, la compañía AT&T Mobility Inc. le pagará $80 millones de dólares a la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) para otorgar reembolsos a los consumidores...
Consumers who believe they were charged without their authorization can visit www.ftc.gov/att to submit a refund claim.

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The FTC has been a consistent proponent of competition in health care markets, utilizing our full range of study, advocacy, and enforcement tools. We are equally proud of our track record in promoting innovation and responding to new technological developments throughout our 100-year...

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