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Have you marked your calendar for April 29, 2021, to attend Bringing Dark Patterns to Light: An FTC Workshop? The virtual event will examine digital “dark patterns,” potentially deceptive or unfair user interfaces on websites and mobile apps. In addition to your participation, the FTC...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on topics related to the use of digital “dark patterns,” a range of potentially deceptive or unfair user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps, that will be discussed at the agency’s April 29, 2021 workshop.The FTC is seeking comment on...
People who claim that hindsight is 20/20 probably weren’t talking about the post hoc evaluation of clinical testing. That’s an alleged flaw the FTC challenged in purported substantiation submitted by the marketers of Hepaxa and Hepaxa PD, fish oil products advertised as clinically...
Two companies, BASF SE and DIEM Labs, will pay a total of more than $416,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed two dietary fish oil supplements as clinically proven to reduce liver fat in adults and children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The...
In April 2021, two companies, BASF SE and DIEM Labs, agreed to pay a total of more than $416,000 to settle FTC charges that they deceptively marketed two dietary fish oil supplements as clinically proven to reduce liver fat in adults and children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
En artículos publicados en los blogs de la FTC se destacan los requerimientos clave de la moratoria de los CDC y se advierte a los arrendadores: no desalojen—ni amenacen con el desalojo— a los inquilinos en incumplimiento de la moratoria de los CDC o de cualquier otra medida estatal o local...
The number of cigarettes that the largest cigarette companies in the United States sold to wholesalers and retailers nationwide declined from 216.9 billion in 2018 to 202.9 billion in 2019, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Dave Uejio issued the following statement today regarding the national moratorium on evictions during the pandemic:
According to a recent CFPB report, the pandemic has left more than 8.8 million consumers behind on their rent. Tenants at risk of homelessness are disproportionately people of color, primarily Black and Hispanic families. Federal, state, and local governments, including the CDC, have...
The Federal Trade Commission has provided guidance for consumers and businesses related to the national moratorium on evictions during the pandemic, which was extended today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) report showed...
The operator of a mobile banking app will be banned from offering such services and must give full refunds to users as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the company falsely promised users they would have “24/7” access to their funds and earn high interest rates...
Equal access to credit based on non-discriminatory criteria is an essential component of economic opportunity and a fair marketplace. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from denying credit based on a host of discriminatory criteria, including race, religion, national...
This time last year, we all were adjusting to a new normal. As the pandemic took hold, the FTC kicked into high gear on COVID-19-related issues, while continuing its work on other fronts, too. The just-announced 2020 Annual Highlights reflect important enforcement actions, policy...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está enviando pagos por un total de $6.5 millones de dólares a más de 500,000 consumidores afectados por las infracciones a la Regla de pedidos de mercadería por correo, internet o teléfono por parte del vendedor en línea Fashion Nova.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter released the Commission’s 2020 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending payments totaling more than $6.5 million to more than 500,000 consumers who were affected by online retailer Fashion
FTC will reinvigorate rulemaking authority to level the playing field for consumers and businesses New group in Office of the General Counsel will help build Commission’s rulemaking capacity and agenda for unfair or deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition

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