News and Events
The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The $136 million penalty is by far the largest amount the FTC has ever obtained in a COPPA case since Congress enacted the law in 1998.
For Your Info
In a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), staff of the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on a number of proposed rules that implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In the comment, FTC staff notes that the Commission has long advocated for amendments...
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights , the Federal Trade Commission detailed recent victories in stopping anticompetitive mergers and conduct, as well as significant policy initiatives, advocacy work, and engagement with antitrust...
For Your Info
The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division released the agencies’ 41st Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report . The report provides HSR Premerger Notification data for fiscal year 2018. Under the HSR Premerger Notification Program, companies report some proposed mergers...
Joint venture NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, and its member companies, DTE Energy Company and Enbridge Inc., will settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the joint venture’s acquisition of an Ohio pipeline would likely harm competition to provide natural gas pipeline transportation in a three-...
District Of Columbia