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Google and YouTube Will Pay Record $170 Million for Alleged Violations of Children’s Privacy Law

The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The $136 million penalty is by far the largest amount the FTC has ever obtained in a COPPA case since Congress enacted the law in 1998.

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FTC Staff Submits Comment to CFPB on Proposed Debt Collection Rules

In a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), staff of the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on a number of proposed rules that implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In the comment, FTC staff notes that the Commission has long advocated for amendments...
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FTC Testifies before Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights , the Federal Trade Commission detailed recent victories in stopping anticompetitive mergers and conduct, as well as significant policy initiatives, advocacy work, and engagement with antitrust...
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FTC Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Report

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division released the agencies’ 41st Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report . The report provides HSR Premerger Notification data for fiscal year 2018. Under the HSR Premerger Notification Program, companies report some proposed mergers...
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FTC Puts Conditions on NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC’s Acquisition of Generation Pipeline LLC

Joint venture NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, and its member companies, DTE Energy Company and Enbridge Inc., will settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the joint venture’s acquisition of an Ohio pipeline would likely harm competition to provide natural gas pipeline transportation in a three-...

Coming Events

Sep 19

Working Together to Protect Midwest Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at the 2019 Midwest Common...
Sep 24

Working Together to Protect Northern California Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Please join us for a Common Ground Conference focusing on consumer protection issues affecting people in Northern California. At the conference, participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share information...
Sep 26
District Of Columbia

Made in the USA: An FTC Workshop

On September 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) will host a public workshop to enhance its understanding of consumer perception of “Made in the USA” and other U.S.-origin claims, and to consider whether it can improve its “Made in USA” enforcement program...

Past Events

Sep 18

Cmr. Slaughter speech at Peruvian Competition Day

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be speaking at (EST) “Peruvian Competition Day.” National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property, Lima, Peru
Sep 18

Cmr. Chopra speech at 2019 UFCW Attorneys’ Conference

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will be speaking at the “2019 UFCW Attorneys’ Conference.” Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, 123 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX
Sep 17

Chmn. Simons testifies before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

FTC Chairman Joe Simons will testify before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226, Washington, DC