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The FTC and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted a summit that brought together technologists and other interested parties to discuss the market's development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems....
The FTC published proposed amendments to the Pay-per-call Rule, including provisions to combat telephone bill "cramming" - inserting unauthorized charges on consumers' phone bills - and other abuses in the sale of products and services that are billed to the telephone, including...
This workshop was part of the FTC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) effort to gather information to report to Congress on the benefits and burdens of å¤ 101(c)(1)(C)(ii) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act ("...
The FTC hosted a public workshop on that brought together experts from business, government, and the technology sector, consumer advocates, and academics to explore competition and consumer protection issues relating to broadband Internet access, including so-called "network...
The FTC hosted a conference to explore a range of energy issues of importance to American consumers and the U.S. and global economies. The conference brought together leading experts from the government, the energy industry, consumer groups, and the academic community. These experts...
The FTC hosted a public workshop that explored how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information and how such information is used commercially. The FTC explored how detailed consumer profiles -- i.e., compilations of identifying information, preference information,...
The FTC hosted a workshop to explore changes in the debt collection industry and examine their impact on consumers and businesses. The event brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, state and federal regulators, and others with relevant expertise to provide...
These conferences were intended to serve several purposes: (1) To allow Commission staff and interested parties the opportunity to discuss openly issues raised in the ANPR and in the comments to the ANPR; (2) to offer the general public an opportunity to make statements on the record...
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore how certain state regulations and private business practices may be having significantly anticompetitive effects on e-commerce. Some private estimates suggest that the potential costs to consumers of these anticompetitive restrictions may...
On November 8, 1995, a number of consumer groups filed a petition asking the Commission to look into whether vehicles bought back under state lemon laws are being resold without disclosing to subsequent purchasers that the vehicles had been bought back. The state laws vary as to...
The FTC held a public workshop on how to build public/private partnerships to combat cross-border fraud against consumers. The workshop explored how the private and public sectors can work together to identify, stop, and bring effective enforcement actions against cross-border fraud...
The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on January 8, 2008 to examine the emerging market for carbon offsets (i.e., greenhouse gas emission reduction products) and renewable energy certificates, and related advertising claims. The workshop will focus on...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued final changes to its premerger rules to establish procedures for the withdrawal of a Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filing in certain circumstances.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner today to promote increased cooperation and communication between the two agencies in their efforts to protect consumer privacy. 
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has named seven senior staff members with extensive experience in consumer protection and antitrust law. “I am very pleased to have such a strong leadership team at the FTC,” Ramirez said. “Their knowledge and experience will help keep the FTC at...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments to the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission (DCTC) on proposed rulemakings regarding passenger motor vehicle transportation services, including rules that would apply to new smartphone software applications for arranging and paying for...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment, in response to a request from Connecticut General Assembly Members Catherine Osten and Peter Tercyak, regarding a proposed state law that would let Connecticut physicians jointly negotiate reimbursement rates with health plans.
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing crackdown on payment processors that turn a blind eye to fraud, the agency sued a payment processing business that allegedly assisted and facilitated a telemarketing credit card interest rate reduction scam.
The Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are co-hosting a roundtable on June 6, 2013, and invite participants watching the webcast to submit questions to moderators online. FTC staff will live-tweet the workshop and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable on June 6, 2013, to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process. The event will bring together consumer advocates, credit issuers, collection industry members, state and...

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