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Note: A conference call for media with FTC Associate Director Malini Mithal was held: Date: October 21, 2015 Time: 4:00 p.m. ET Mithal and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case.
With more than a million annual cyber-attacks, consumers are encouraged to join a live Twitter chat, hosted by the National Credit Union Administration, to learn more on how to protect themselves from these threats.
If your clients make environmental claims, you'll want to tell them about the FTC's decision in the ECM BioFilms case. Among other things, the Commission opinion affirmed three key findings made by the Administrative Law Judge:
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to fight tech support scammers who trick people into believing their computer has problems, and then charge them hundreds of dollars for unnecessary, worthless, or even harmful services. The testimony outlined...
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on proposed legislation to address privacy and security concerns around the growth of so-called “connected cars.”
El 18 de noviembre de 2015, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) realizará el tercero de sus Diálogos sobre Cobranza de Deudas que tendrá lugar en Atlanta, Georgia. La Oficina del Fiscal General de Georgia Sam Olens copatrocinará el evento, y las palabras de apertura...
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to Pennsylvania State Representative Robert W. Godshall in response to his request for the FTC’s views on legislative proposals that would further regulate the pre-need sale of cemetery and funeral merchandise and services in Pennsylvania.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders against two Las Vegas auto dealers that misrepresented the cost of cars in advertising. In June 2015, TC Leadership LP, doing business as Planet Hyundai, and JS Autoworld Inc., d/b/a Planet Nissan,...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold the third of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 18, 2015. The Office of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will co-host the event, and Attorney General Olens will deliver opening remarks. Earlier Dialogues were in Buffalo and...
The operators of an alleged tech support scam agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into paying millions of dollars for technical support services they did not need and software that was otherwise free. Under the settlement, Pairsys, Inc., and its owners,...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its Opinion and Final Order against Ohio-based ECM BioFilms, Inc., finding that the company acted deceptively by making false and unsubstantiated environmental claims about its product, a chemical additive that supposedly would make treated plastics...
What do lead generators do? They typically identify consumers interested in a particular product or service, collect information from them, and then sell it to third parties. The idea is to match interested buyers and available sellers. But in the meantime, that information – which...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for its October 30 workshop in Washington, D.C., “Follow the Lead: An FTC Workshop About Online Lead Generation,” which begins at 8:30 a.m.
The FTC is asking the Office of Management and Budget for clearance to study sales, marketing, and expenditures in a complex new industry whose products have attracted a lot of attention. The proposed subject: e-cigarettes.
The Federal Trade Commission plans to begin a study of the U.S. sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes, more commonly known as e-cigarettes. To conduct the study, the agency would issue information requests to e-cigarette marketers and would use the information as a basis for a report on the...
Austin used to be known for Armadillo World Headquarters and the Stallion Drive-In on North Lamar that served a $4.99 chicken fried steak the size of a manhole cover. But the talk now is tech with a burgeoning industry that manages to keep the city both weird and wired. That’s why...
Experts from across the technology industry will share their tips and insights on how startups can secure their applications at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security conference taking place Nov. 5 in Austin, Texas. FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will give opening remarks at the...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and Florida’s Attorney General, a federal court has found FTC defendant Robert Douglas Krotzer in contempt of court for violating a 2012 final order that required him to turn over $732,480 to compensate victims of his phony “alcoholism cure” scam.
If you have new research you’d like to present at PrivacyCon – the FTC’s January 14, 2016, national conference to explore trends in data security and consumer privacy – we need to hear from you by midnight tonight.
"We are reviewing the European Court of Justice's opinion and evaluating its implications. We share the commitment of our EU counterparts to protect consumers' personal information and privacy. The Federal Trade Commission has worked closely with the Department of Commerce and our European...

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