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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling more than $1 million to individuals who lost money to a student loan debt relief scam.
An online company advertising consumer goods, including personal protective equipment like masks and respirators, does business under the name SuperGoodDeals.com. But based on the illegal conduct alleged in a lawsuit just filed by the FTC, maybe it’s because the URL...
The Federal Trade Commission charged an online marketer with falsely promising consumers next-day shipping of facemasks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The FTC filed a complaint against SuperGoodDeals.com, Inc. and its owner, Kevin J. Lipsitz, alleging that the defendants falsely promised consumers next-day shipping of facemasks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the FTC...
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with a digital game maker over allegations it misled consumers about its membership in a program aimed at ensuring companies adhere to requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Financial institutions collect personal information from customers every day, from names and addresses to bank account and Social Security numbers. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule requires those institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information...
PrivacyCon is going virtual this year. As the just-released agenda for the fifth annual Gathering of the Gurus demonstrates, you’ll want to mark July 21, 2020, on your calendar and watch the webcast for thought-provoking research into topics related to consumer privacy and data...
The Federal Trade Commission has released the final agenda for its fifth annual PrivacyCon event, which will be held online on July 21, 2020.PrivacyCon 2020 will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.
The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for a July 13, 2020 virtual workshop that will seek input on proposed changes to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security...
The Federal Trade Commission and its federal, state, and local partners will participate in Military Consumer Month 2020, a month-long education effort that provides resources for military communities. This year’s focus is on avoiding scams related to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Newly released data show that since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, consumers have complained to the Federal Trade Commission in record numbers about problems related to online shopping.
The FTC’s administrative litigation against NTT Global Data Centers Americas, Inc., just ended with a proposed settlement – and an important compliance message for companies that claim participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending full refunds totaling more than $284,000 to people who lost money to a scheme that used misleading spam emails to lure consumers into buying work-from-home services.
An operator of secure data centers has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that it misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and failed to adhere to the program’s requirements before and after allowing its certification to lapse.
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) issued today new Vertical Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of vertical mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central TimeThursday, August 6, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central TimeBlack, Latino, and other communities of color have been affected by the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and its exacerbation of economic...
For consumers struggling with severe or chronic pain, ads for a product called Willow Curve appeared to offer light at the end of the tunnel. But the FTC alleges the marketers made false and unsubstantiated claims for the product, a device that applied low-level light and mild heat to...

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