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New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

At the direction of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission has launched a new website – ftc.gov/SmallBusiness – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business owners avoid scams and protect their c

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FTC Submits Annual Budget Request, Performance Plan and Performance Report to Congress

The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request to Congress, in support of the President’s FY 2018 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2018 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2017 and FY 2018, and...
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FTC and Florida Halt Massive Debt Relief Scam

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida, a federal court has temporarily halted a massive phony debt relief operation that bilked tens of millions of dollars from financially strapped consumers, including the elderly and disabled. According to the FTC and Florida,...
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FTC Conference to Focus on Evolution of Identity Theft

WHAT: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference to take a comprehensive look at how identity theft has evolved over the last decade and what we can do to address this challenge in the future. WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT WHERE: Constitution Center...
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Acting FTC Chairman Ohlhausen Welcomes New FCC Proceeding on Internet Openness

Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reinstate a light-touch regulatory approach protecting Internet openness: “I welcome the adoption of this NPRM as...

Coming Events

May 24
District Of Columbia

Identity Theft: Planning for the Future

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May 24

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen opening remarks at FTC Identity Theft Conference

FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will deliver opening remarks at the FTC Conference Identity Theft: Planning for the Future. Constitution Center, 400 7th St SW, Washington, DC, 9:15 a.m.
Jun 28
District Of Columbia

Connected Cars: Privacy, Security Issues Related to Connected, Automated Vehicles

The Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a workshop on June 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., to examine the consumer privacy and security issues posed by automated and connected motor vehicles.The workshop will feature opening...

Past Events

May 23

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen speech at Concurrences Review Antitrust in the Financial Sector Conference

FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will speak at the Concurrences Review Antitrust in the Financial Sector Conference, New York, NY, 5:35 p.m. EDT.
May 23

Cmr. McSweeny delivers keynote at Institute of International and European Affairs

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will deliver the keynote on A U.S. Enforcer’s Perspective on Innovation and Technology Policy, at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Dublin, Ireland, 12:45 p.m.
May 22

Cmr. McSweeny on panel on “Policy and Enforcement Choices” at Online Markets and Offline Welfare Effects -- The Internet, Competition, Democracy and Society

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will participate in a panel on “Policy and Enforcement Choices” at the Online Markets and Offline Welfare Effects -- The Internet, Competition, Democracy and Society sponsored by the Oxford Center for Competition Law and Policy. Pembroke College,...