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Staff Perspective Recaps Workshop Examining Privacy, Security Issues Related to Connected Cars

A new FTC paper details the key takeaways from the June 28, 2017, workshop the FTC co-hosted with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration focused on privacy and security issues related to connected cars.

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FTC Approves Final Order Requiring Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and Affiliate CrossAmerica Partners LP to Divest 10 Fuel Stations as a Condition of Acquiring Holiday Companies

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s acquisition of Holiday Companies would violate federal antitrust law. Under the terms of the...
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FTC Returns Money to Consumers Harmed in Alleged Payday Loan Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 72,836 checks totaling more than $2.9 million to people who lost money to an alleged scheme that trapped them into payday loans they never authorized or whose terms were deceptive. According to the FTC, CWB Services, LLC and related defendants used consumer...
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FTC Announces Regulatory Review Schedule

As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides , the agency is announcing a revised regulatory review schedule for 2018. To ensure that its rules and industry guides stay relevant and are not overly burdensome, the FTC reviews them on a 10-year...
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FTC Returns Money to Consumers Harmed by Debt Relief Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,745 checks totaling more than $480,000 to people who lost money to a debt relief scheme that misled its customers and charged illegal upfront fees. United Debt Counselors exaggerated how much money people would save using its services. Its direct mail ads...

Coming Events

Feb 28
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2018

Building on the success of its two previous PrivacyCon events, the Federal Trade Commission announced a call for presentations for its third PrivacyCon, which will take place on February 28, 2018.
Mar 6

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Michigan

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free webinar to talk about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Michigan:March 6, 2018, 1:00 PM ET / Noon CTLearn about:the top scams reported in Michigantips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and recover from identity...
Mar 7
District Of Columbia

The Contact Lens Rule and the Evolving Contact Lens Marketplace

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2018 to explore issues regarding competition in the contact lens marketplace, consumer access to contact lenses, prescription release and portability, and related subjects. The workshop is being...

Past Events

Feb 15

Hearing in the matter of Impax Laboratories, Inc.

Closing arguments will be held before Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell in the matter of Impax Laboratories, Inc., Docket 9373. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC
Feb 13

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in New York

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free webinar to talk about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in New York.Learn about:the top scams reported in New Yorktips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and recover from identity theftfree resources to help your...
Feb 1

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Twitter Chat

The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) will co-host a Twitter chat on February 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. EST about protecting yourself against tax-related identity theft. Join the conversation at #IDTheftChat. Follow @FTC and @ITRCSD. Get to know the warning signs, how to...