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FTC Brings First Case Against Developers of “Stalking” Apps

Settlement resolves charges that Retina-X’s products created security vulnerability and violated consumers’ privacy

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FTC Comment to Texas Medical Board Raises Competitive Concerns about Proposed Rule Imposing Additional Supervisory Requirements on Texas-Certified Nurse Anesthetists

The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Medical Board raising concerns that the board’s Proposed Rule § 193.13 could harm competition by impeding access to surgical and other health care services that require anesthesia or related services. The proposed rule would...
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FTC Obtains Record $191 Million Settlement from University of Phoenix to Resolve FTC Charges It Used Deceptive Advertising to Attract Prospective Students

The University of Phoenix (UOP) and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, will settle for a record $191 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive advertisements that falsely touted their relationships and job opportunities with companies such as AT&T,...
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Operators of Tech Support Scam Settle FTC Allegations they Tricked Consumers into Buying Computer Repair Services

A Utah-based company and its owner are permanently banned from offering tech support products and services to consumers as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission resolving allegations that their scheme tricked consumers into believing their computers were infected with viruses in...
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FTC Extends Deadline for Comments on COPPA Rule until December 11

The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline to submit comments on the agency’s review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) until December 11, 2019. The federal government’s Regulations.gov portal is temporarily inaccessible. The FTC is giving commenters...

Coming Events

Dec 10
District Of Columbia

Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a public workshop on December 10, 2019 to discuss issues affecting the accuracy of both traditional credit reports and employment and tenant background screening reports.
Dec 10

Cmr. Chopra speech at Charles River Associates Conference

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will speak at the Charles River Associates Conference titled “Antitrust in Times of Upheaval – a Global Conversation.” Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, 71 Avenue Louise, Brussels, Belgium, 9:00am Central European Standard Time
Dec 10
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Phillips opening remarks at FTC Workshop: Accuracy in Consumer Reporting

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will provide opening remarks at the Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop. Constitution Center, 400 7th St., NW, Washington, DC, 9:00am

Past Events

Dec 3

Cmr. Phillips speech at the Program on Economics and Privacy Public Policy Briefing on EU

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will speak at the Program on Economics and Privacy Public Policy Briefing on EU titled "Is EU Privacy Regulation Being Exported to the US?" JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Nov 21

Cmr. Wilson keynote address to Family Online Safety Institute. U.S. Institute of Peace

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will deliver a keynote address to the Family Online Safety Institute. U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Nov 21

Cmr. Slaughter panelist at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate in a panel discussion titled “Specific Protection for Children Under the GDPR and National Laws” at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019. Brussels, Belgium. 9:00am CET.