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FTC Celebrates 100th Anniversary of its Regional Offices

The FTC is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of its first regional offices, and the important role they play in protecting consumers and promoting competition through law enforcement, partnerships, and outreach to community and industry groups. In June 1918, the FTC opened its first three regional offices in the Northeast Region (New York), Midwest Region (Chicago), and Western Region (San Francisco). Since that time, the FTC has opened additional regional offices in the Northwest Region (Seattle in 1925), East Central Region (Cleveland in 1954), Southeast Region (Atlanta in 1957), and Southwest Region (Dallas in 1972), as well as a second Western Region office (Los Angeles in 1961).

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FTC Releases Staff Perspective Examining Informational Injuries

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission released a new paper today outlining key takeaways from a December 12, 2017 workshop examining injuries consumers may suffer from privacy and security incidents. According to the Staff Perspective on the Informational Injury Workshop , participants discussed...
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FTC Details Efforts to Protect Older Consumers in Report to Congress

A new report released today by the Federal Trade Commission details the agency’s comprehensive efforts to protect older consumers from fraud, identity theft, and other problems in the marketplace. The report, Protecting Older Consumers 2017-2018: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission , outlines...
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FTC Stops Deceptive Health Claims by a Stem Cell Therapy Clinic

A California-based physician and the two companies he controls have settled charges of deceptively advertising that “amniotic stem cell therapy” can treat serious diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, autism, macular degeneration, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and heart attacks. The...
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FTC Launches National Campaign with Resources to Assist Small Businesses with Cybersecurity

Today, the Federal Trade Commission, along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Small Business Administration (SBA), launched a national education campaign to help small business owners understand common cyber threats and...

Coming Events

Oct 23
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #4: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission is holding the fourth session of the Hearings initiative with two full-day sessions held at the FTC’s Constitution Center facilities in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018.
Oct 24
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #4: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission is holding the fourth session of the Hearings initiative with two full-day sessions held at the FTC’s Constitution Center facilities in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018.
Nov 1
District Of Columbia

Eleventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions. Those fields include industrial organization, quantitative marketing,...

Past Events

Oct 19

Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman speech at the ABA Master’s Course

Bruce Hoffman, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, will be the luncheon speaker at the ABA Master’s Course; Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort Cambridge, MD, 12:30pm  EST
Oct 18
District Of Columbia

Hearing Before Administrative Law Judge: Benco Dental Supply et al.

Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell will preside over the matter of Benco Dental Supply et al., Docket 9379. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC
Oct 18

Cmr. Chopra remarks at the International Association of Privacy Professionals

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will be a featured speaker at a conference hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. For more information, visit iapp.org/conference/privacy-security-risk/