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Statement from FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on Appellate Ruling in the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Matter

“Today’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision reaffirms the FTC’s authority to hold companies accountable for failing to safeguard consumer data. It is not only appropriate, but critical, that the FTC has the ability to take action on behalf of consumers when companies fail to take reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information.”

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FTC Extends Deadline for Public Comment on Riyo, Inc., Proposal for Parental Verification Method Under COPPA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed verifiable parental consent method that Riyo, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The deadline for comments has been extended to Sept. 14,...
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FTC Approves Application from ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to Divest TRW’s Linkage and Suspension Business in North America and Europe

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to sell TRW’s North American and European linkage and suspension business for heavy and light vehicles to the Tokyo-based global machine component...
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FTC Announces PrivacyCon, Issues Call to Whitehat Researchers and Academics for Presentations

The Federal Trade Commission will host a conference in January examining cutting-edge research and trends in protecting consumer privacy and security. The event, called PrivacyCon , is the first of its kind and will bring together leading stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics,...
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FTC Acts to Halt Vemma as Alleged Pyramid Scheme

Promised unlimited income potential, but most participants lose money

Coming Events

Sep 9

Start with Security - San Francisco

The FTC's first “Start With Security” conference is scheduled for September 9, 2015, in San Francisco, and is co-sponsored by the University of California Hastings College of the Law. It is part of a business education initiative designed to provide companies with practical resources...
Sep 21
District Of Columbia

Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop on September 21, 2015 to evaluate advertising for over-the-counter homeopathic products. The workshop will bring together a variety of stakeholders, including medical professionals, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and...
Sep 29

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission will host the second of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Dallas, TX, on September 29, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15.  The third will be held in Atlanta, GA, on November 18.

Past Events

Jul 15

Military Consumer Twitter Town Hall

Military Consumer Protection Day is July 15!Share Military Consumer with friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. You might even want to host your own military consumer event.Use the promotional tools and free resources to get the word out. Be sure to be a part of the Military...
Jun 15
New York

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York State Attorney General will host a “Debt Collection Dialogue” in Buffalo, NY, on June 15, 2015. FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will deliver...
Jun 11

Twitter Chat

The @FTC will host a Twitter Chat with staff attorneys from the Forking Path Co. case at 2:00 p.m. ET. Follow the conversation and submit questions using #AskFTC. Staff will be online for 60 minutes.