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On Oct. 25, FTC Chairwoman Ramirez joined representatives from several agencies, which are members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), in signing an MOU among users of the new information-sharing system, called GPEN Alert.
Improved site aimed at gathering and sharing cross-border e-commerce complaints
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) today to promote increased cooperation and communication among the competition agencies in both countries. The MOU was signed in...
The FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation conducted a follow-up survey examining what information kids’ app developers are collecting from users, whom they are sharing it with, and what disclosures they are providing to parents about their practices. The findings will be announced...
The Federal Trade Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Dutch Data Protection Authority to enhance information sharing and enforcement cooperation on privacy-related matters.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has signed an antitrust cooperation agreement with the Colombian antitrust agency on behalf of the FTC.  The agreement also was signed by Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, and went...
Clothing manufacturer American Apparel has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it falsely claimed it was abiding by an international privacy framework known as the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor that enables U.S. companies to transfer consumer data from the European Union to the United...
Snapchat, the developer of a popular mobile messaging app, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.  The FTC case also alleged that the company deceived consumers over the...
Engagement in multilateral dialogue and consensus building is a cornerstone of the FTC’s international antitrust program, and our active involvement in the International Competition Network (ICN), a collaborative network of antitrust agencies from 111 jurisdictions around the world,...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the United Kingdom today to promote increased cooperation and communication between the two agencies in their efforts to protect consumer privacy. 
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and William J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, held high-level meetings with officials from China’s three antitrust agencies – Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) Vice Minister Jiang Zengwei,...
Welcome to Competition Matters, the FTC’s newest blog for all things competition. We hope to become your go-to spot for the latest insights and events from the Bureau of Competition, the Bureau of Economics, and the Office of Policy Planning. We’ll also have occasional missives from...
The Federal Trade Commission staff and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today issued a joint model waiver of confidentiality for individuals and companies to use in merger and civil non-merger matters involving concurrent review by the DOJ or FTC and non-U.S. competition authorities...
The Federal Trade Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two Nigerian agenciestoday to increase cooperation and communication in their joint efforts to stamp out cross-border fraud.  Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Adebowale Adefuye, provided opening...
For nearly two decades, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice have actively promoted market competition around the world by providing technical assistance, initially with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and now...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner today to promote increased cooperation and communication between the two agencies in their efforts to protect consumer privacy. 
The International Competition Network (ICN) advanced convergence through important initiatives on international enforcement cooperation and investigative processes in competition cases, the Federal Trade Commission announced today.  The ICN adopted new work product on economic analysis in merger...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of India Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Competition Commission of India (CCI) today to promote increased cooperation and communication among competition...

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