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The FTC has released the final agenda for its August 7, 2019 workshop that will examine consumer protection issues related to video game “loot boxes,” in-game rewards players can buy while playing a video game.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Ohio, a federal court in El Paso, Texas shut down two schemes that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers struggling with credit card debt.  The court issued temporary restraining orders against Madera Merchant Services...
Join us for a Common Ground Conference that brings together law enforcement, consumer groups, service providers, and community organizations to discuss strategies for understanding, preventing, and redressing fraud targeted at the older adult population of Southern California. The...
As part of its continued efforts to help make the Do Not Call (DNC) data it collects more transparent and easier for consumers to use, the Federal Trade Commission today announced the debut of a new interactive public web page containing a wealth of
The data that Facebook collects about its users could reveal a lot about users’ personalities. A company named Cambridge Analytica sure thought so. The FTC alleges Cambridge Analytica used false and deceptive tactics to harvest personal information from tens of millions of Facebook...
If you’ve ever wondered what a paradigm shift looks like, you’re witnessing one today. The FTC’s $5 billion civil penalty against Facebook for violations of an earlier FTC order is record-breaking and history-making. In addition, the settlement requires Facebook to implement changes...
NOTE: The FTC hosted an IN-PERSON press conference at FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington D.C., on July 24, 2019. Watch archival video of the press conference.Participants included: FTC Chairman Joe Simons, FTC Commissioners Noah Joshua Phillips and Christine S. Wilson, and...
Facebook, Inc. pagará la penalidad récord de $5 mil millones, y se someterá a nuevas restricciones y a una estructura corporativa modificada que rendirá a la compañía responsable por las decisiones que hace con respecto a la privacidad de sus usuarios, para resolver cargos de la Comisión Federal de...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against data analytics company Cambridge Analytica, and filed settlements for public comment with Cambridge Analytica’s former chief executive and an app developer who worked with the company, alleging they employed deceptive tactics to...
Patch your software. Segment your network. Monitor for intruders. According to tech experts, those are security basics for businesses of any size. But when you’re industry giant Equifax – a company in possession of staggering amounts of highly confidential information about more than...
NOTE: The FTC hosted an IN-PERSON press conference at FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington D.C., on July 22, 2019. Watch archival video of the press conference.Participants included: FTC Chairman Joe Simons, CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.
Please join us for a Common Ground Conference focusing on consumer protection issues affecting people in Northern California. At the conference, participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share information...
The Federal Trade Commission is sending a second round of refund checks, totaling more than $68,000, to consumers who bought Lights of America LED light bulbs and filed a claim.
No – nobody is really suggesting a block on kids. But the FTC is taking a fresh look at the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule and we couldn’t resist the title’s reference to 90s tweens’ favorite boy band, now parents themselves. For years we’ve been “Hangin’ Tough” about the...
In light of continued rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on October 7, 2019 to explore whether to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.

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