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The Federal Trade Commission has announced the topics of the two panels at its Debt Collection Dialogue in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 18, 2015. The Office of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will co-host the event. Earlier Dialogues were in Buffalo and Dallas.
Most practitioners are familiar with the work of the FTC’s two primary law enforcement bureaus. The role of the third bureau – the Bureau of Economics – may be less familiar to readers of this blog, but it’s just as essential to the agency’s mission. How do the Bureau of Consumer...
If there were a Debt Collection Decathlon – and we’re glad there isn’t – National Check Registry would have been a contender. According to the FTC and New York AG, the Buffalo-based debt collector “excelled” in a number of events: the Bogus Lawsuit Vault, the Disclosure of Debt Dash...
The next stop on the FTC’s Start with Security road show is Austin, Texas, on Thursday, November 5th. Even if you can’t be there, you can still participate. And that’s not all. The FTC will be releasing two new resources to help your business start with security, but you can get a...
For debt collectors who resort to illegal tactics, it must feel like 110 in the shade because 115 law enforcement actions announced this year by the FTC and local, state, federal, and international partners – including 30 just-filed cases – have turned up the heat on law violators....
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por sus siglas en inglés) y otras autoridades a cargo del cumplimiento de la ley de todo el país anunciaron la primera iniciativa coordinada de cumplimiento de la ley a nivel federal y estat
The Federal Trade Commission and other law enforcement authorities around the country announced the first coordinated federal-state enforcement initiative targeting deceptive and abusive debt collection practices.
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.

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