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Free workshop in New York City on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Protecting Personal Information: Best Practices for Business 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule: Practical Guidance for Business Pope Auditorium, Lincoln Center Campus Center on...
The FTC hosted a public roundtable to explore whether to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The Rule was enacted in 2000 and requires Web site operators to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13...
The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on July 15, 2008, to examine developments in green building and textiles claims and consumer perception of such claims. This workshop is one component of the Commission’s regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a day-long public forum in Washington, D.C. to examine telephone bill cramming and explore possible solutions to reduce unauthorized third-party billing on telephone bills. The forum will focus on how the government, businesses, and organizations...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public event to develop solutions to the rapid rise in illegal robocalls. The Summit included a report on the current state of the robocall technology and the industry, along with a discussion of the laws surrounding the use of robocalls....
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop exploring facial recognition technology and the privacy and security implications raised by its increasing use. Facial recognition technology has been adopted in a variety of new contexts, ranging from online social networks to digital...
The Federal Trade Commission mailed 341 refund checks to Spanish-speaking consumers who lost money to scammers who promised to stop foreclosure or obtain mortgage loan modifications.  Under a summary judgment order, the Dinamica Financiera defendants were banned from selling mortgage loan...
The Federal Trade Commission has warned the operators of six websites that share information about consumers’ rental histories with landlords that they may be subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
The Federal Trade Commission announced that judges for the FTC Robocall Challenge selected two winners, in a tie for the $50,000 prize for Best Overall Solution to block illegal robocalls. The challenge, designed to help solve this problem by spurring innovation in the marketplace, garnered nearly...
The Federal Trade Commission will announce the winners of the FTC Robocall Challenge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The challenge, launched October 2012, sought the best technical solution to block illegal robocalls. The FTC received nearly 800 eligible submissions.
After allegedly misleading consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatening consumers with lawsuits, defendants in a debt collection operation have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.
A Federal Trade Commission undercover shopper survey found that video game retailers continue to enforce age-based ratings, while movie theaters have made marked improvement in box office enforcement. 
In response to requests from stakeholders, the Federal Trade Commission has reopened the public comment period, until April 1, 2013, on a recent proposal to update EnergyGuide label information and issue special labels for refrigerators and clothes washers to help consumers compare products in the...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 50,395 refund checks totaling more than $1.1 million to consumers who were victimized by a telemarketing operation that allegedly tricked them into buying worthless medical discount plans.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal judge has temporarily halted a Slovakia-based operation that allegedly tricked small businesses and non-profits into collectively paying millions of dollars to be listed in an online directory in which they had no interest in being listed and for...
Three clothing retailers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by marketing that products contained “faux fur,” when in fact, the products contained real fur.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Epic Marketplace, Inc. used "history sniffing" to secretly and illegally determine whether millions of consumers had visited any of more than 54,000 domains. The domains included pages...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Equifax Information Services LLC violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by improperly selling lists of millions of consumers who were...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Las Vegas, Nevada, has issued an injunction appointing a receiver and freezing the assets of a bogus prize-promotion scheme that was run by a repeat offender whom the agency first stopped from making deceptive telemarketing pitches...

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