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VIZIO to Pay $2.2 Million to FTC, State of New Jersey to Settle Charges It Collected Viewing Histories on 11 Million Smart Televisions without Users’ Consent

VIZIO, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of internet-connected “smart” televisions, has agreed to settle charges that it installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on consumer TVs without consumers’ knowledge or consent.

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FTC, Maine Attorney General Shut Down Web of Deceptive Supplement Sellers

The Federal Trade Commission and the Maine Office of the Attorney General today announced a complaint and three settlements with dietary supplement marketers who allegedly used radio infomercials deceptively formatted as talk shows and print ads featuring fictitious endorsers to advertise...
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Three Companies Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers About Participation in International Privacy Program

Three U.S. companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers about their participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. In separate but similar complaints, the FTC charged that Sentinel Labs, Inc...
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FTC Obtains Court Order Against Fake Prize Scheme Defendant

One of the defendants in a fake prize scheme has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he provided services for a direct mail scheme that tricked people into thinking they had won $1 million or more if they paid $25 to collect the fake prize. But those who paid received nothing...
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FTC, States Put Remaining Defendants in Massive Caribbean Cruise Lines Robocall Operation in Permanent Dry Dock

The Federal Trade Commission and 10 states have closed the book on the remaining defendants who assisted a Florida-based cruise line company in running an illegal telemarketing campaign that flooded consumers with billions of unwanted robocalls. In settling the charges, Fred Accuardi and his...

Coming Events

Feb 23

Acting Chm. Ohlhausen keynote at George Mason Law Review's 20th Annual Antitrust Symposium

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering the opening keynote address at George Mason Law Review's 20th Annual Antitrust Symposium at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Founders Hall Auditorium, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201, 8:30 a.m. EST
Mar 9
California

FinTech Forum: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

The Federal Trade Commission will host its third FinTech Forum on March 9, 2017, focusing on the consumer implications of two rapidly developing technologies: artificial intelligence and blockchain.
Mar 21
District Of Columbia

Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity

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

Past Events

Feb 22

Acting Chm. Ohlhausen keynote at U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cross- Border Data Flows and Data Privacy Event

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering a keynote address and participating in a discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cross- Border Data Flows and Data Privacy Event at 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20062, 10:25 a.m. EST
Feb 22

Acting Chm. Ohlhausen keynote at the K&L Gates event: Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Forecast and Business Outlook

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen will be delivering the opening keynote address at the K&L Gates event, Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Forecast and Business Outlook, at 1601 K Street, NW, c 20006, 9:00 a.m. EST
Feb 16
District Of Columbia

Hearing in the matter of Impax Inc. (Docket No. 9373) before Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell

A scheduling conference will be held in the matter of Impax Inc. (Docket No. 9373) before Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Courtroom 532, Washington, DC, 2:00 p.m. EST