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Texas Auto Dealer Will Pay More Than $82,000 To Settle FTC Charges It Violated Fair Credit Reporting Act

Loan-Servicing Arm of Tricolor Auto Failed to Maintain Policies and Procedures Required by FCRA’s Furnisher Rule to Maintain Accuracy, Integrity of Consumer Information

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FTC and Consumer Protection Agencies from 33 Other Countries Unveil Updated Website

The Federal Trade Commission and consumer protection agencies in 33 other countries that are part of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) unveiled an updated version of ICPEN’s to help law enforcement authorities gather and share cross border consumer...
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FTC Chairwoman Ramirez Testifies Before Congress on Legislation That Would Alter the Agency’s Role in Adjudicating Merger Cases

In testimony presented to a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee the Federal Trade Commission described its work to promote competition, and its concerns about proposed federal legislation would eliminate the Commission’s role in adjudicating some merger cases. Testifying on behalf of the...
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Statement from FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Regarding the European Court of Justice Safe Harbor Framework Decision

"We are reviewing the European Court of Justice's opinion and evaluating its implications. We share the commitment of our EU counterparts to protect consumers' personal information and privacy. The Federal Trade Commission has worked closely with the Department of Commerce and our European partners...
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Investor Len Blavatnik to Pay $656,000 to Settle FTC Charges That He Violated U.S. Premerger Notification Requirements

Investor Len Blavatnik has agreed to pay $656,000 in civil penalties to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that he violated federal premerger reporting laws by failing to report voting shares that he acquired in a California technology start up called TangoMe, in August 2014. TangoMe...

Coming Events

Oct 15

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015 Twitter Chat: Digital Parenting

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Digital Parenting – Keep Your Connected Family Safe Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is about staying protected while we are always connected. There are many ways parents can educate their kids on good cyber habits, whether they’re...
Oct 22

Utah Consumer Protection Summit

Join the FTC and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection for the Utah Consumer Protection Summit. Participants will make connections, share experiences and challenges, and discuss how to best collaborate and share information and resources. Topics covered include hot consumer...
Oct 30
District Of Columbia

Follow the Lead: An FTC workshop on lead generation

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop on October 30, 2015 to explore online lead generation in various industries including lending and education. The workshop will bring together a variety of stakeholders, including industry representatives, consumer advocates, and...

Past Events

Sep 29

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission will host the second of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Dallas, TX, on September 29, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15.  The third will be held in Atlanta, GA, on November 18. NOTE: The Dallas Dialogue has been moved and...
Sep 21
District Of Columbia

Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop on September 21, 2015 to evaluate advertising for over-the-counter homeopathic products. The workshop will bring together a variety of stakeholders, including medical professionals, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and...
Sep 9

Start with Security - San Francisco

The FTC's first “Start With Security” conference is scheduled for September 9, 2015, in San Francisco, and is co-sponsored by the University of California Hastings College of the Law. It is part of a business education initiative designed to provide companies with practical resources...