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FTC Brings First Case Against Developers of “Stalking” Apps

Settlement resolves charges that Retina-X’s products created security vulnerability and violated consumers’ privacy

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FTC Requires Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Celgene Corporation to Divest Psoriasis Drug Otezla as a Condition of Acquisition

Pharmaceutical and biologic manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, or BMS, and Celgene Corporation have agreed to divest Celgene’s Otezla, the most popular oral treatment in the United States for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, for $13.4 billion. This divestiture would settle Federal Trade...
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FTC Criminal Liaison Unit Presents Award to USPIS Team Leader Lisa D. Mayberry

The Federal Trade Commission’s Criminal Liaison Unit honored Lisa D. Mayberry, a Team Leader in the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Los Angeles Division, with its 2019 Consumer Shield Award. The Criminal Liaison Unit (CLU) presents the award every two years to recognize a criminal investigator who...
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FTC Submits Comment in Favor of Massachusetts House Bill 1869, which would Expand Scope of Practice for Podiatrists

The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to Massachusetts State Representative Paul Donato in support of a bill before the Massachusetts legislature, which would allow podiatrists to treat not just the foot, but also the lower leg. The FTC staff’s letter to Rep. Donato on House...
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FTC Testifies before House Judiciary Subcommittee On Competition Enforcement and Policy, Including in Technology Markets

In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law , the Federal Trade Commission described its enforcement and policy work to promote competition in U.S. markets, including high-priority efforts to address technology markets. Testifying on behalf of the FTC...

Coming Events

Dec 10
District Of Columbia

Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will host a public workshop on December 10, 2019 to discuss issues affecting the accuracy of both traditional credit reports and employment and tenant background screening reports.
Jan 28
District Of Columbia

You Don't Say: An FTC Workshop on Voice Cloning Technologies

On January 28, 2020, staff of the Federal Trade Commission will examine voice cloning technologies that enable users to make near-perfect reproductions of a real person’s voice. Advances in artificial intelligence and text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis have allowed researchers to create a...
Jul 21
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2020

The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...

Past Events

Nov 15

Cmr. Slaughter participates in moderated luncheon at 11th Annual Berkeley-Georgetown Conference on Patent Law & Policy

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate in a moderated luncheon at the 11th Annual Berkeley-Georgetown Conference on Patent Law & Policy. Georgetown University Law School, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Nov 15
District Of Columbia

Twelfth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC's antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions. Those fields include...
Nov 14
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Chopra keynote speaker at The American Conservative / The American Prospect conference

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will be the keynote speaker at “The Bipartisanship America Needs: Left-Right Convergence on Confronting Monopoly” conference sponsored by The American Conservative and The American Prospect. The National Press Club, Fourth Estate Room, 529 14th St., NW,...