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Tech Company Settles FTC Charges It Unfairly Installed Apps on Android Mobile Devices Without Users’ Permission

Technology company Vulcun has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it unfairly replaced a popular web browser game with a program that installed applications on consumers’ mobile devices without their permission. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that Vulcun and its founders, Ali...
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Portland, Maine Weight-Loss Supplement Sellers to Stop Deceptive Advertising, Illegal Billing Practices Following Joint FTC and Maine Attorney General Action

Two Maine-based marketers of weight-loss supplements and their owners will surrender substantial personal and business assets and will be prohibited from making deceptive claims about health products and engaging in deceptive marketing practices under a settlement reached with the Federal Trade...
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Statement of FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has issued the following statement regarding U.S. and European Commission officials reaching the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement in Brussels, Belgium, today. “We are pleased that U.S. and European Commission officials have reached an agreement in...
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FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Regarding Occupational Licensing and the State Action Doctrine

In testimony presented to a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee , the Federal Trade Commission described its competition enforcement and advocacy work relating to state regulatory boards and licensing requirements for occupations, trades, and professions. Testifying on behalf of the FTC before the...

Coming Events

Feb 5

Cmr. McSweeny lunchtime keynote address at GCR Live 5th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will give the lunchtime keynote address, introduced by Christine Varney at the GCR Live 5th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum. Miami, FL, 12:30 p.m.
Feb 9
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Start with Security - Seattle

The FTC’s third “Start With Security” event will take place on February 9, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, the University of Washington School of Law Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic, and CoMotion at the...

Past Events

Feb 4

Cmr. McSweeny keynote presentation at Connected Cars USA Conference 2016

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will deliver a keynote presentation on a View from the Federal Trade Commission at the Connected Cars USA Conference 2016. Washington Marriott Georgetown, 1221 22nd St NW, Washington, DC, 9:10 a.m.
Feb 2

Cmr. Ohlhausen testimony before Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will testify before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights on the topic of “License to Compete: Occupational Licensing and the State Action Doctrine.” Dirksen Senate Office Building...
Feb 1

Cmr. McSweeny in a discussion at Brookings Institution

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will participate in a discussion on “Is information market power? Protecting consumers and competition in the digital age” at the Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 2:00 p.m.