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FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Announces Resignation

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez today announced her resignation from the Commission, effective February 10, 2017. Ramirez became Chairwoman on March 4, 2013, and has served as an FTC Commissioner since April 5, 2010, following her appointment by President Barack Obama.

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FTC Announces Annual Update of Size of Transaction Thresholds for Premerger Notification Filings and Interlocking Directorates

For 2017, the size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act will increase from $78.2 million to $80.8 million. The new 2017 thresholds under Section 8 of the Act that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking memberships on...
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Uber Agrees to Pay $20 Million to Settle FTC Charges That it Recruited Prospective Drivers with Exaggerated Earnings Claims

Uber Technologies, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company, has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled prospective drivers with exaggerated earning claims and claims about financing through its Vehicle Solutions Program. The $20 million will be...
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Puerto Rico Ophthalmologist Group Settles FTC Charges that Members Agreed to an Illegal Boycott of Health Plan

OFTACOOP, a Puerto Rico ophthalmologist cooperative, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its actions harmed competition. The complaint charges that OFTACOOP – also known as Cooperativa de Médico Oftalmólogos de Puerto Rico – unlawfully orchestrated an agreement among...
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Western Union Admits Anti-Money Laundering Violations and Settles Consumer Fraud Charges, Forfeits $586 Million in Settlement with FTC and Justice Department

The Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has agreed to forfeit $586 million and enter into agreements with the Federal Trade Commission, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices of the Middle District of...

Coming Events

Jan 30

Webinar: Tax Identity Theft – Tax Professionals on the Ramparts

The FTC, IRS, and the National Association of Tax Professionals offer practical guidance about identity theft issues important to tax professionals, including scams targeting tax professionals, cybersecurity, protecting client data, and how tax professionals can help identity theft...
Jan 31

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Twitter Chat

The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) co-host a Twitter chat at 3:00 p.m. EST about tax identity theft. Consumers can join the conversation on #IDTheftChat. Follow @FTC and @ITRCSD to ask questions and learn more about tax identity theft, how to protect yourself, and...
Feb 1

FTC and Department of Veterans Affairs Twitter chat about tax identity theft

The FTC and the Department of Veterans Affairs co-host a Twitter chat about tax identity theft at 11 a.m. EST for service members, veterans, and their families. Learn to minimize your risk and what to do if #taxidtheft happens to you. Join the conversation on #VeteranIDTheft. Follow...

Past Events

Jan 13

Cmr. Ohlhausen keynote at the USC's Conference on Antitrust Enforcement in a Global Context

Commissioner Ohlhausen will be delivering a keynote at the USC Gould School of Law Center for Transnational Law and Business Conference on Antitrust Enforcement in a Global Context: Extraterritoriality and Due Process, Los Angeles, CA, 12:30 p.m. PST
Jan 12
District Of Columbia

Chwn. Ramirez opening remarks at PrivacyCon 2017

Chairwoman Ramirez will deliver opening remarks at PrivacyCon 2017, a public forum on the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies, FTC Constitution Center conference facility, 400 Seventh St. SW, Washington, D.C., 9:00 a.m. EST
Jan 12
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2017

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...