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Note: A conference call for media with FTC Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich will occur as follows: Date: January 28, 2015 Time: 1:30 p.m. ET Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Director Rich and FTC staff will be available to take...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a modified 10-year regulatory review schedule.
In a comment submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, the directors of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Bureau of Economics, and Office of Policy Planning write that, in their view, no legal barriers or policy considerations prevent common carriers from...
We’ve all been talking about the Internet of Things – the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet to send and receive data.
The report is partly based on input from participants in the FTC’s 2013 Internet of Things workshop.
Some people call it the “Oz Effect” – the bump in consumer demand after a product or ingredient is featured on the The Dr. Oz Show. In a just-announced settlement, the FTC says defendants Lindsey Duncan, Pure Health LLC, and Genesis Today, Inc., took advantage of that phenomenon by...
Lindsey Duncan and the companies he controlled have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively touted the supposed weight-loss benefits of green coffee bean extract through a campaign that included appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, The View, and other television programs.
Según las estadísticas de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) publicadas hoy, el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos fue la forma de robo de identidad más comúnmente reportada ante la FTC durante 2014, en tanto que la cantidad de quejas presentadas por los consumidores sobre delincuentes...
Tax-related identity theft was the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, while the number of complaints from consumers about criminals impersonating IRS officials was nearly 24 times more than in 2013, according to FTC statistics released today.
We often get questions about how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act applies in the school setting. The COPPA Rule gives parents control over what information “an operator of a Web site or online service” – yes, that includes apps – can collect from their kids under 13....
53 and it’s likely to go up. That’s the number of data security law enforcement actions the FTC has settled so far. The facts of each case are different, but distilled down to the basics, they stand for one central proposition: Your company’s data security measures should be...
The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year. This year’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week will include:
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a follow-up study of credit report accuracy that found most consumers who previously reported an unresolved error on one of their three major credit reports believe that at least one piece of disputed information on their report is still inaccurate.
The Federal Trade Commission is proposing amendments to its rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Enacted in 1967, the FPLA requires that certain products carry labels identifying the contents, source, item quantity, and other information to help consumers compare products.
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment period on proposed changes to its Used Car Rule from January 30, 2015, to March 17, 2015.  In November 2014, the FTC sought public comments on the proposed changes. The Commission is extending the time for submitting public comments in...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a complaint against a Texas-based debt collection operation and its current and former principals for illegally threatening consumers with false claims that unless they pay a debt, they will face legal action or wage garnishment. The complaint was filed in...
57,606,609. That’s the staggering number of illegal telemarketing calls a federal judge in Illinois has ruled that satellite TV company Dish Network is liable for. The Order granting partial summary judgment against Dish is the latest development in an ongoing case filed by the...
FTC’s complaint alleges that Dish initiated, or caused a telemarketer to initiate, calls to numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.

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