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FTC and USDA to Host Roundtable in Washington, D.C. on October 20, 2016, to Examine Consumer Perceptions of “Organic” Claims for Non-Agricultural Products

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will co-host a roundtable in Washington, D.C. on October 20, 2016, to help the agencies better understand how consumers perceive “organic” claims for non-agricultural products, such as personal care products.

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FTC Seeks Comment on Safeguards Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (the “Safeguards Rule”) as part of its systematic review of all FTC rules and guides . The Safeguards Rule, which took effect in 2003, requires financial institutions to develop, implement and...
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IWorks Billing Scheme Ringleader Agrees to Settle FTC Charges

The ringleader and two other defendants in the massive IWorks online billing scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they took more than $280 million from consumers via deceptive “trial” memberships for bogus government-grant and money-making products. In addition, the...
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FTC Approves Updates to Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules

The Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules that allow HSR filings to be submitted on DVD and streamline the instructions to the Premerger Notification Form. These updates will make the process of submitting HSR filings easier,...
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FTC Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The FTC’s complaint alleges that OMICS...

Coming Events

Sep 7
District Of Columbia

Fall Technology Series: Ransomware

With alarming frequency, ransomware hackers are sneaking into consumer and business computers, encrypting files containing photos, documents and other important data, and then demanding a ransom in exchange for the key needed to decrypt the files. At times, these hackers pose as the...
Sep 15
District Of Columbia

Putting Disclosures to the Test

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop in Washington, DC on September 15, 2016 to examine the testing and evaluation of disclosures that companies make to consumers about advertising claims, privacy practices, and other information. Effective disclosures are...
Sep 16
District Of Columbia

Marketing Science – Federal Trade Commission Economic Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics and Marketing Science are co-organizing a one-day conference to bring together scholars interested in issues at the intersection of marketing and consumer protection policy and regulation. As the primary consumer protection law...

Past Events

Aug 22

Chwm Ramirez keynote speech at the Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum

Chairwoman Ramirez will deliver keynote remarks at the Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum “2016 and Beyond: Technology Policy Challenges,” St. Regis Aspen Hotel, 315 East Dean Street, Aspen, CO, 12.30 p.m. MDT
Aug 22

FTC / CDC Twitter Chat for Contact Lens Health Week

To promote Contact Lens Health Week, the FTC will be a guest on a live Twitter chat hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Monday, August 22, 12:00 Noon EDT. You can follow @CDC_eHealth and @FTC. Join the conversation at #HealthyContactsChat or submit questions in...
Aug 5

Cmr. McSweeny talk with Joe Calandrino, “Is Your Internet Light ON” at DEFCON 2016

Commissioner McSweeny will participate in a talk with Joe Calandrino, “Is Your Internet Light ON” as part of DEFCON 2016, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 4 p.m. EDT