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The Federal Trade Commission’s second Start with Security Conference will take place Thursday, Nov. 5, in Austin. The event, which is bringing together top security experts to provide information to startups and app developers, is being hosted and co-sponsored by the University of Texas Robert S....
Quick:  How many connected devices do your customers have within arm’s reach right now? For a lot of them, the answer is (at minimum) a desktop computer, a laptop, a smartphone, a tablet, a connected TV, and a wearable gadget. What are the consumer protection implications when...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for its upcoming workshop on the practice of tracking consumers across Internet-connected devices for advertising and marketing purposes and related consumer protection issues.
Mañana a las 12:30 p.m., la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) copatrocinará una conferencia de prensa en Washington, DC para anunciar una importante iniciativa de cumplimiento de la ley que involucra al sector de cobranza de deudas. Durante el evento, la Chairwoman de la...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference in Washington, DC, tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. to announce a major law enforcement initiative involving the debt collection industry. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Minnesota Commerce Department...
Two products sit side by side on the store shelf, but only one says “Made in USA.” For many consumers, that’s an important consideration in deciding what to buy. That’s why the FTC wants to make sure companies’ Made in USA claims – like all objective product representations – are...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order with Nice-Pak Products, Inc., requiring it to stop advertising moist toilet tissue and cloth as flushable or safe for sewer or septic systems unless it can substantiate those claims.
The FTC’s third “Start With Security” event will take place on February 9, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, the University of Washington School of Law Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic, and CoMotion at the...
If you couldn’t make it to Washington to attend the FTC workshop Follow the Lead, watching the webcast is the next best thing – and it starts at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 30, 2015. We’re bringing together industry members, consumer advocates, researchers, law...
Energy-conscious – and budget-minded – consumers rely on those bright yellow EnergyGuide labels on appliances and the Lighting Facts box on light bulbs to help them comparison-shop. If your products are covered by the Energy Labeling Rule, the FTC has taken action on two fronts that...
The Federal Trade Commission has amended the Energy Labeling Rule, which requires manufacturers to attach yellow EnergyGuide labels to certain appliances.
In response to a request by Virginia State Delegate Kathy Byron, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (the agencies) have submitted a joint statement to the Virginia Certificate of Public Need (COPN) Work Group suggesting that Virginia consider whether...
The operators of an advance fee recovery scheme that falsely claimed it could recover money for consumers that they had lost to telemarketing scams will be banned from selling recovery services, and from telemarketing, under a court order issued at the Federal Trade Commission’s request.
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for its decision on the proposed verifiable parental consent method that Riyo, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The extension was made at the company’s request. The...
The Federal Trade Commission highlighted to Congress its multi-faceted approach to protecting older Americans from fraud in testimony today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order against BMW of North America LLC, whose MINI Division allegedly violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI...
Two people walk into a deli and both order a pastrami on rye. When the check arrives, one is charged $8. The other is surprised to get a bill for $15.99. That’s not the start of an old Henny Youngman joke. It’s an analogy that raises some of the issues in the FTC’s proposed $2.95...
Nota: Se realizará una teleconferencia (en inglés) para los medios de comunicación con la Directora Asociada de la FTC Malini Mithal tal como se indica a continuación: Fecha: 21 de octubre de 2015 Hora: 4:00 p.m. ET (Hora del Este) Número para conectarse a la teleconferencia: (800) 288-8976,...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Associate Director Malini Mithal was held: Date: October 21, 2015 Time: 4:00 p.m. ET Mithal and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case.
With more than a million annual cyber-attacks, consumers are encouraged to join a live Twitter chat, hosted by the National Credit Union Administration, to learn more on how to protect themselves from these threats.

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