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Marketer Used Deceptive COVID-19 Stimulus Mailers To Lure Consumers to Used Car Sales, FTC Alleges

The Federal Trade Commission is taking legal action to halt a scheme that allegedly deceived consumers with mailers supposedly directing them how to obtain federal COVID-19 stimulus benefit

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP Agree to Pay $3.5 Million Civil Penalty to Settle FTC Allegations that they Violated 2018 Order

Retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“ACT”) and its former affiliate, CrossAmerica Partners LP (“CAPL”), have agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty to the FTC to settle allegations that they violated a 2018 order requiring divestitures of 10 retail...
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FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Digital Game Maker

The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with a digital game maker over allegations it misled consumers about its membership in a program aimed at ensuring companies adhere to requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) . The FTC alleged that Miniclip, S.A., a...
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Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, FTC Grants Public Access to Four Administrative Proceedings Via Telephone or Live Streaming

The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders in four administrative litigation proceedings that will allow the public to access the proceedings via telephone or live streaming. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the general public will not be allowed inside the hearing room. In-person access to the...
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FTC Releases Agenda for PrivacyCon 2020

The Federal Trade Commission has released the final agenda for its fifth annual PrivacyCon event, which will be held online on July 21, 2020. PrivacyCon 2020 will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security...

Coming Events

Jul 8

Cmr. Phillips gives honorary introductory remarks at a webinar held by The Federalist Society

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will give honorary introductory remarks at a webinar “FTC Rulemaking: Underutilized Tool or National Nanny Renewed?” held by The Federalist Society. This expert panel will examine recent calls for the Federal Trade Commission to engage in...
Jul 13

Information Security and Financial Institutions: FTC Workshop to Examine Safeguards Rule

This event will be held online only. It will be webcast live and will be viewable on the FTC’s website. Further information about the event and how it can be viewed will be provided soon.
Jul 21

PrivacyCon 2020

The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...

Past Events

Jul 2

Cmr. Wilson participates in event held by Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership discussing privacy

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate in an event held by the Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership discussing privacy. The event is open to the public and media/press.
Jun 30

Cmr. Phillips participates in webinar “Antitrust in Life Sciences: US/EU, A Transatlantic Gap?"

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will participate in a webinar held Concurrences titled “Antitrust in Life Sciences: US/EU, A Transatlantic Gap?” The event is open to the public and media/press. Registration is required to participate.
Jun 24

Cmr. Wilson participates in webinar held by Bates White

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate in a webinar held by Bates White, discussing the use of efficiencies in merger analysis. The event is open to the public and media/press. Registration required via the virtual host site.