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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 Issues Agency Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2018

The Federal Trade Commission issued its Fiscal Year 2018 Agency Financial Report , which describes the agency’s strong fiscal management and key program performance of the agency during the past year. The report highlights FTC accomplishments in furtherance of its missions to protect consumers and...
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FTC Commissioners Find that 1-800 Contacts Unlawfully Harmed Competition in Online Search Advertising Auctions, Restricting the Availability of Truthful Advertising to Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has held that 1-800 Contacts, the nation’s largest online retailer of contact lenses, unlawfully entered into a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers. A Commission Opinion , authored by Chairman Joseph J. Simons, ruled that the...
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FTC Submits Comments to NTIA on Consumer Privacy

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission calls for a balanced approach that protects both consumer privacy and innovation in a comment submitted to the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of that agency’s consumer privacy proceeding . In...
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PR Firm and Publisher Settle FTC Allegations They Misrepresented Product Endorsements as Independent Opinions, Commercial Advertising as Editorial Content

Carly Patterson Two Georgia-based companies and their principals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that, in connection with promoting a new insect repellent during the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, they misrepresented that paid endorsements were independent consumer opinions...

Coming Events

Nov 28

Webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Ohio

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, November 28 at 1:00 PM to learn about the top scams reported in Ohio. You'll get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.Speakers will include...
Nov 29

Webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Oregon

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, November 29 at 10:00 AM PST to learn about the top scams reported in Oregon. You'll get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.Speakers will...
Dec 7
District Of Columbia

Consumer Protection Economics Symposium

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics is hosting a one-day symposium on the economics of consumer protection, in conjunction with Economic Inquiry’s special Symposium issue on Consumer Protection Economics. The goal of the conference is to advance the application of...

Past Events

Nov 16
District Of Columbia

Hearing Before Administrative Law Judge: Benco Dental Supply et al.

Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell will hold the final prehearing conference in the matter of Benco Dental Supply et al., Docket 9379. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC
Nov 15

Cmr. Phillips keynote speaker at Family Online Safety Institute 2018 Annual Conference

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will be the keynote speaker at the Family Online Safety Institute 2018 Annual Conference on COPPA at Twenty: The American Approach to Protecting Children’s Privacy. U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
Nov 15

Cmr. Phillips opening remarks at the Technology Policy Institute conference on Antitrust and the Platform Economy

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will give opening remarks at the Technology Policy Institute conference on Antitrust and the Platform Economy. Monaco Hotel DC, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC