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FTC To Hold Public Conference on Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference, “Planning For the Future,” examining the state of identity theft now and how it may evolve in the future. The event will take place on May 24, 2017, in Washington, DC. The FTC is also seeking public comment on these issues to help inform the discussion.

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FTC Issues FY 2016 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2016 . Consumers can use the National Do Not Call Registry to choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in its eighth year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about...
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FTC Providing Over $88 Million in Refunds to AT&T Customers Who Were Subjected to Mobile Cramming

The Federal Trade Commission is providing over $88 million in refunds to more than 2.7 million AT&T customers who had third-party charges added to their mobile bills without their consent, a tactic known as “mobile cramming.” The refunds to consumers relate to 2014 settlements with AT&T,...
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FTC Announces Agenda for Workshop to Examine Changing Consumer Demographics

The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2016, to examine changing consumer demographics and how they will affect the FTC’s work in the years ahead. The event will feature opening remarks by FTC Chairwoman Edith...
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FTC Issues Annual Report On Ethanol Market Concentration

The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2016 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration , an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.” As in...

Coming Events

Jan 12
District Of Columbia


The Federal Trade Commission’s next PrivacyCon will take place on January 12, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The agency’s second PrivacyCon will seek to continue and expand collaboration among leading whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and the...
Mar 21
District Of Columbia

Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity

FTC & NASCO Host a Conference Exploring Consumer Protection Issues and Charitable Solicitations
May 24
District Of Columbia

Planning for the Future: A Conference About Identity Theft

Ten years ago, President Bush launched a new era in the fight against identity theft by issuing an executive order establishing the Identity Theft Task Force, which the Commission co-chaired. In the ensuing ten years, great strides have been made to combat identity theft but it...

Past Events

Dec 8

Cmr. McSweeny will participate in seminar on Competition and Big Data

Commissioner McSweeny will participate in a public seminar on Competition and Big Data sponsored by King's College London, Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Site - London, WC2R 2LS, 6:00 p.m. GMT
Dec 7
District Of Columbia

Fall Technology Series: Smart TV

Consumers enjoy recommendations based on their television viewing habits (“viewers who watched Mr. Robot… may enjoy Fight Club”), but who else knows what you’re watching? The golden age of television has arrived with the golden age of television tracking. In 2016, virtually all...
Dec 7
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Ohlhausen keynote at the IAPP Practical Privacy Series 2016

Commissioner Ohlhausen will be giving the opening keynote on FTC Priorities for 2017 and Beyond at the IAPP Practical Privacy Series 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 9:00 a.m. EST