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FTC Launches New Website Dedicated to Economic Liberty

New web pages on the Federal Trade Commission’s website will highlight the work of the agency’s new Economic Liberty Task Force, which Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced as her first major policy initiative for the agency.

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After Two Chicago-area Hospital Systems Abandon Proposed Merger, FTC Dismisses Case from Administrative Trial Process

Following the decision earlier this month by Advocate Health Care Network and NorthShore University HealthSystem to abandon their proposed merger, the Federal Trade Commission has dismissed its case challenging the transaction before the Commission’s administrative trial process. FTC Acting...
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FTC Testifies Before Senate on Efforts to Combat Fraud

In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described its efforts to fight fraud , noting that during the past year the agency has obtained judgments totaling more than $11.9 billion to consumers harmed by deceptive and unfair business practices. Testifying before the Senate...
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FTC & NASCO Conference on March 21 Explores Consumer Protection Issues and Charitable Solicitations

The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of State Charities Officials will host a conference tomorrow in Washington, DC, to examine how we can best protect donors from fraud and deception in this changing landscape. The event is free and open to the public. It will be available via...
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FTC, NHTSA to Conduct Workshop on June 28 on Privacy, Security Issues Related to Connected, Automated Vehicles

The Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a workshop on June 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., to examine the consumer privacy and security issues posed by automated and connected motor vehicles. The workshop will feature opening remarks by...

Coming Events

Mar 22

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen keynote at the Data & Marketing Association’s Dynamic State of Data Conference

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering a keynote address at the Data & Marketing Association’s Dynamic State of Data Conference at Venable LLP, 600 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Apr 18
District Of Columbia

Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care

On April 18, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, especially hearing aids.
May 24
District Of Columbia

Identity Theft: Planning for the Future

Ten years ago, President Bush launched a new era in the fight against identity theft by issuing an executive order establishing the Identity Theft Task Force, which the Commission co-chaired. In the ensuing ten years, great strides have been made to combat identity theft but it...

Past Events

Mar 21

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen and Cmr. McSweeny testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen and Commissioner McSweeny will be testifying on behalf of the Commission at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security titled, “Staying A Step Ahead: Fighting Back Against Scams Used to Defraud...
Mar 21

Acting Chmn. Ohlhausen speech at the 2017 Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Multi-Stakeholder Forum

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be speaking at the 2017 Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Multi-Stakeholder Forum at Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E St NW, 10th floor, Washington, DC, 9:45 a.m. EDT
Mar 21
District Of Columbia

Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity

FTC & NASCO Host a Conference Exploring Consumer Protection Issues and Charitable Solicitations