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The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice signed an antitrust cooperation agreement today with Peru’s National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI).  The agreement will promote increased cooperation and communication among...
At its annual meeting, the International Competition Network (ICN) approved new guidance related to merger remedies, agency assessment and performance measurement, cartel investigative powers, market studies, competition agency ethics programs, and advocacy to the business community, the Federal...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Renata Hesse of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 15th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Singapore from April 26-29, 2016. At the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division participated in high level bilateral meetings with officials responsible for China’s three anti-monopoly agencies – National Development and Reform...
The Federal Trade Commission welcomed the issuance by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of new, revised guidelines for protecting consumers in e-commerce. The guidelines are designed to strengthen consumers’ trust in the expanding electronic marketplace.
At the signing of the MOU with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), FTC Chairwoman Ramirez said, “As we see more cross-border fraud, we must often rely on our enforcement partners around the world to help protect U.S. consumers. This agreement will enhance...
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...

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