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FTC Announces Regulatory Reform Measures Ranging from TVs and Textiles to Energy Labels and Email

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FTC, NHTSA Workshop to Focus on Privacy, Security Issues Related to Connected Cars

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 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 vehicles. WHEN: Wednesday June 28, 10:00 a.m.-5:00...
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FTC Requires Retail Fuel Station and Convenience Store Operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to Divest up to 71 Fuel Stations as a Condition of Merger with Competitor CST Brands, Inc.

Retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has agreed to divest up to 71 retail fuel stations with convenience stores to Empire Petroleum Partners in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ACT’s proposed $4.4 billion acquisition of competitor CST...
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Defendants Involved in Selling Business Coaching Programs Settle FTC Charges

Seven individuals and eight companies they control have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges in a deceptive telemarketing operation that took millions of dollars from thousands of consumers who were trying to start home-based Internet businesses. The defendants have agreed to be banned...
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FTC Returns Money to Victims of Timeshare Resale Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 338 checks totaling more than $319,000 to people who lost money to Information Management Forum Inc. , which also did business as Vacation Property Marketing, and its owner, Edward Lee Windsor. The defendants lured consumers into paying “registration fees”...

Coming Events

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...
Jul 19
Texas

Military Consumer Workshop

The FTC will host a “Military Consumer Financial Workshop: Protecting Those Who Protect Our Nation” at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on July 19, 2017, to examine financial issues and scams that can affect military consumers, including active duty servicemembers in all...
Jul 27
District Of Columbia

Streamlining Licensing Across State Lines: Initiatives to Enhance Occupational License Portability

On July 27, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force will host a roundtable to examine ways to mitigate the effects of state-based occupational licensing requirements that make it difficult for license holders to obtain licenses in other states. License...

Past Events

Jun 25

Cmr. McSweeny a panelist on "Smart Privacy Regulation: Developing a Complex Toolbox"

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will participate in a panel on Smart Privacy Regulation: Developing a Complex Toolbox - at the International Cybersecurity Conference. Beit Hatfutsot, Ze’evi Hall, Tel Aviv University, 10:00 a.m. IDT
Jun 25

Cmr. McSweeny opening remarks at the International Cybersecurity Conference

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will give opening remarks on “Privacy and Data Security in a Time of Rapid Technological and Social Change”, at the International Cybersecurity Conference. Beit Hatfutsot, Ze’evi Hall, Tel Aviv University, 9:45 a.m. IDT
Jun 21

Cmr. McSweeny panelist at the American Antitrust Institute’s Annual Conference

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will participate in a panel discussion at the American Antitrust Institute’s Annual Conference, 1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 2:00 p.m. EDT