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VIZIO to Pay $2.2 Million to FTC, State of New Jersey to Settle Charges It Collected Viewing Histories on 11 Million Smart Televisions without Users’ Consent

VIZIO, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of internet-connected “smart” televisions, has agreed to settle charges that it installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on consumer TVs without consumers’ knowledge or consent.

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FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition in U.S. Markets for Medical Devices Used in Cardiac and Vascular Catheterization

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Abbott Laboratories’ $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive. First announced in December 2016, the FTC’s complaint alleged that as proposed,...
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Final Defendant in Alleged Mortgage Relief Scam Settles FTC Charges

The final defendant in an alleged mortgage relief scam that preyed upon distressed homeowners will be banned from selling mortgage or debt relief services under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement resolves FTC charges against Gabriel D. Stewart in a scheme that operated...
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FTC, Maine Attorney General Shut Down Web of Deceptive Supplement Sellers

The Federal Trade Commission and the Maine Office of the Attorney General today announced a complaint and three settlements with dietary supplement marketers who allegedly used radio infomercials deceptively formatted as talk shows and print ads featuring fictitious endorsers to advertise...
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Three Companies Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers About Participation in International Privacy Program

Three U.S. companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers about their participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. In separate but similar complaints, the FTC charged that Sentinel Labs, Inc...

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Mar 9
California

FinTech Forum: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

The Federal Trade Commission will host its third FinTech Forum on March 9, 2017, focusing on the consumer implications of two rapidly developing technologies: artificial intelligence and blockchain.
Mar 21
District Of Columbia

Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity

FTC & NASCO Host a Conference Exploring Consumer Protection Issues and Charitable Solicitations
Apr 18
District Of Columbia

Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care

On April 18, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, especially hearing aids.

Past Events

Feb 23

Acting Chm. Ohlhausen keynote at George Mason Law Review's 20th Annual Antitrust Symposium

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering the opening keynote address at George Mason Law Review's 20th Annual Antitrust Symposium at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Founders Hall Auditorium, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201, 8:30 a.m. EST
Feb 22

Acting Chm. Ohlhausen keynote at U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cross- Border Data Flows and Data Privacy Event

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering a keynote address and participating in a discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cross- Border Data Flows and Data Privacy Event at 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20062, 10:25 a.m. EST
Feb 22

Acting Chm. Ohlhausen keynote at the K&L Gates event: Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Forecast and Business Outlook

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering the opening keynote address at the K&L Gates event, Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Forecast and Business Outlook, at 1601 K Street, NW, c 20006, 9:00 a.m. EST