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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 Requests Public Comment on an Application from Praxair and Linde to Approve Sale of an Industrial Gases Plant to LyondellBasell

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest a hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide gas plant to LyondellBasell Industries N.V. The divestiture of the plant is required under the FTC’s October 22...
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FTC Requests Public Comment on an Application from Praxair and Linde to Approve Sale of Industrial Gases Assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest hydrogen facilities and other assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. The divestiture is required by the FTC’s Oct. 22, 2018, proposed order requiring Praxair and Linde to divest...
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FTC Imposes Conditions in Joint Venture among Three Producers of PET Resin

Three PET resin producers have agreed to restructure their transaction and to accept certain other conditions to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $1.1 billion joint acquisition out of bankruptcy of an under-construction PET production facility would violate federal...
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FTC Announces the Tenth Session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

ALERT: This Hearing scheduled for January 16 is cancelled due to the Government shutdown. A hearing on broadband will be rescheduled, circumstances permitting. The Federal Trade Commission today announced the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative . The session, focused on competition and...

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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...

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Jan 16
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #10: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

ALERT: This Hearing scheduled for January 16 is cancelled due to the Government shutdown. A hearing on broadband will be rescheduled, circumstances permitting.The Federal Trade Commission will hold the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on competition and consumer...
Jan 14

Webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in New Jersey

Join the Federal Trade Commission on January 14 at 1:00 PM for “Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in New Jersey,” a free, one-hour webinar.You'll learn about:The top scams reported in New JerseyTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources you can use to help...
Dec 19
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