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FTC Six-Month Accomplishments

Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released a summary of the agency’s major accomplishments since President Trump named her to the position in January. “I have pursued my long-held principles by promoting economic liberty, protecting consumers (including the military community and small business) and competition, reforming regulation, and increasing agency transparency,” the Acting Chairman said. “In my first 6 months as Acting Chairman, we have accomplished much of this ambitious agenda,” Ohlhausen stated.

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FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition in Worldwide Market for Fibre Channel Switches

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects resulting from Broadcom Limited’s acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Under the consent order, Broadcom is required to implement firewalls...
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FTC Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Halting Work-at-Home Scheme

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court entered a temporary restraining order halting a deceptive work-at-home scheme . The defendants allegedly lured consumers into buying an online system, falsely promising that they would earn thousands of dollars in their spare time working...
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FTC Says Operators of Bogus Discount Clubs Took Tens of Millions of Dollars From Consumers’ Bank Accounts without Their Consent

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a group of marketers with debiting more than $40 million from consumers’ bank accounts for membership in three online discount clubs they enrolled consumers in without their authorization. According to the FTC, the defendants targeted consumers with websites...
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Uber Settles FTC Allegations that It Made Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Claims

Note: A conference call for media with FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and Consumer Protection Acting Director Tom Pahl will occur as follows: Date: August 15, 2017 Time: 11 a.m. ET Call-in: 800-288-8960; confirmation number 428703 Call-in lines, which are for media only , will open 15...

Coming Events

Sep 7

Protecting Military Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

A workshop to bring together and train military attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and consumer protection officials to identify, prevent, and address consumer fraud and issues affecting military servicemembers and their families, including:
Nov 2
District Of Columbia

Tenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions.
Feb 28
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2018

Building on the success of its two previous PrivacyCon events, the Federal Trade Commission is announcing a call for presentations for its third PrivacyCon, which will take place on February 28, 2018.

Past Events

Aug 15

Acting Chmn. Maureen K. Ohlhausen Speech at The Federalist Society Intellectual Property Law Practice Group Teleforum

Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will be speaking about patents, intellectual property, and antitrust at The Federalist Society Intellectual Property Law Practice Group Teleforum, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Aug 9

Acting Chmn. Maureen K. Ohlhausen speech at the Federalist Society on Occupational Licensing, Antitrust and Innovation

Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will speak at the Federalist Society on Occupational Licensing, Antitrust, and Innovation. Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania  Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004, 12:00 p.m. EDT 
Aug 8

Cmr. McSweeny speech on “Role of Institutions and the Future of Governance”

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will lead the morning session on “Role of Institutions and the Future of Governance,” at the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence. Aspen, CO, 10:30 a.m. MT