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FTC, FDA Send Warning Letters to Seven Companies about Unsupported Claims that Products Can Treat or Prevent Coronavirus

The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have sent warning letters to seven companies allegedly selling unapproved products that may violate federal law by making deceptive or scientifically unsupported claims about their ability to treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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FTC Warns Nine VoIP Service Providers and Other Companies against ‘Assisting and Facilitating’ Illegal Coronavirus-related Telemarketing Calls

Federal Trade Commission staff sent letters to nine Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers and other companies warning them that “assisting and facilitating” illegal telemarketing or robocalls related to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is against the law. Many of these calls...
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FTC to Resume Processing HSR Early Termination Requests on March 30

The Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, will resume the practice of granting early termination of the HSR Act’s waiting periods when both agencies have determined that no enforcement action will be taken during the waiting period, the agency...
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FTC Extends Comment Deadline for Endorsement Guides Review to June 22

The Federal Trade Commission is extending by sixty days the deadline to submit comments as part of the agency’s review of its Endorsement Guides. The deadline was originally April 21, 2020; it is now June 22, 2020. The FTC announced in February that it would accept comments on a wide range of...
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FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to the Energy Labeling Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a Federal Register notice (FRN) seeking public comments on proposed changes to the agency’s Energy Labeling Rule. The Commission proposes amending the Rule to require EnergyGuide labels for portable air conditioners and update the energy efficiency...

Coming Events

May 13
District Of Columbia

Information Security and Financial Institutions: FTC Workshop to Examine Safeguards Rule

The workshop will explore some of the issues raised in response to amendments the FTC has proposed making to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program. In 2019,...
Jul 21
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2020

The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...
Oct 2
District Of Columbia

2nd Marketing Science-FTC Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics and the journal Marketing Science will co-organize the second edition of a one-day conference to bring together scholars that are interested in issues at the interface of marketing and consumer protection policy and regulation. As the...

Past Events

Mar 18
District Of Columbia

Vertical Merger Guidelines Workshop - CANCELED

The workshop will be the second in a two-part series hosted together with the Department of Justice. The two workshops will allow for a dynamic discussion about the proposed guidelines to complement the written public comments about the proposed guidelines that were submitted to the...
Mar 16

FTC Cmr Slaughter & FCC Cmr Starks Hold Field Hearing on 5G, AI, Privacy, and the New Civil Rights Fights - POSTPONED

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will co-host a field hearing with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks on the intersecting roles of their agencies in promoting equity for 5G technology and big data. Wayne State University School of Law, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W....
Mar 13

Cmr. Wilson keynote remarks at "Digital Platforms: Innovation, Antitrust, Privacy & the Internet of Things" conference

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will provide keynote remarks on Antitrust, IP and Big Data at the “Digital Platforms: Innovation, Antitrust, Privacy & the Internet of Things” conference hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law. University...