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FTC Announces PrivacyCon 2019 and Calls for Presentations

As part of its efforts to address evolving privacy and data security challenges, the Federal Trade Commission is announcing a call for presentations for its fourth annual PrivacyCon, to be held on June 27, 2019. PrivacyCon 2019 aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.

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FTC and State of Florida Win Summary Judgment: Court Orders Ringleader of Debt-Relief Scam to Pay $23 Million and Imposes Industry Bans

A federal judge in Florida has permanently banned Kevin W. Guice from the telemarketing and debt-relief industries, agreeing with the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida that he founded and operated a massive debt-relief scam that took in over $23 million from more than 10,000...
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FTC and VA Sign Updated Memorandum of Agreement

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs signed an updated Memorandum of Agreement to continue ongoing efforts to stop fraudulent and deceptive practices targeted at U.S. service members, veterans, and dependents who use military education benefits. The agreement sets...
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FTC Testifies before House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on Competition Enforcement Activities and Policy Priorities

In testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law , the Federal Trade Commission described its current competition enforcement activities and policy priorities. Testifying on behalf of the FTC, Chairman Joseph J. Simons outlined recent FTC...
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FTC Tops the List of “Best Places to Work” Among Mid-Size Federal Agencies

The Federal Trade Commission today was rated the number one place to work among mid-size federal government agencies for 2018 by the non-profit, non-partisan Partnership for Public Service, based on the FTC’s high ratings for employee engagement, and other factors including agency leadership,...

Coming Events

Feb 12
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - February 2019

As part of a series of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century announced in June 2018, the Commission will host a hearing to discuss the privacy aspects of Topic 5 on February 12-13, 2019, at the FTC’s Constitution Center building.  (Topics 4 and 9, which...
Feb 13
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - February 2019

As part of a series of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century announced in June 2018, the Commission will host a hearing to discuss the privacy aspects of Topic 5 on February 12-13, 2019, at the FTC’s Constitution Center building.  (Topics 4 and 9, which...
Mar 27
District Of Columbia

Online Event Tickets Workshop

The workshop will explore consumer protection issues in the online ticket marketplace for events, such as concerts and sporting events. Topics include practices that limit ticket availability on the primary market, mislead consumers about ticket prices or availability, and confuse...

Past Events

Dec 14
District Of Columbia

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

Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell will preside over proceedings in the matter of Benco Dental Supply et al., Docket 9379. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC
Dec 13
District Of Columbia

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

Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell will preside over proceedings in the matter of Benco Dental Supply et al., Docket 9379. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC
Dec 12

Chmn. Simons testifies before House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform

FTC Chairman Joe Simons will testify before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237, Washington, DC