January, 2015

Jan 26

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year. This year’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week will include:
Jan 27

Webinar on Tax Identity Theft and IRS Imposter Scams

Hosted by the FTC, AARP, and TIGTA Open to everyone To join the webinar: Click "Join Now" Enter the event number: 997 867 542 and event password: M33ting To hear the webinar: Call (800) 230-1074                Enter confirmation Number: 350395
Jan 27

Twitter Chat on the Internet of Things

FTC staff hosted a Twitter chat to discuss the new Internet of Things report, using #FTCIoT. Staff answered questions for 60 minutes. See the Transcript.
Jan 29

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Twitter Chat

The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center will co-host a Twitter chat about tax ID theft. Follow @FTC where consumers can join the conversation on #IDTheftChat. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
Feb 9

Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission, the Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs and the State Bar of California invite you to attend a conference on Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers. The conference will bring together legal services lawyers, law...
Feb 24

Examining Health Care Competition

The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division held a public workshop on February 24-25, 2015, as part of the workshop series, “Examining Health Care Competition,” to study recent developments related to health care provider organization and payment...
Mar 1

National Consumer Protection Week 2015

Every year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) encourages people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights. NCPW highlights free resources from government agencies and consumer organizations to help people make smarter buying decisions...
Mar 3

National Consumer Protection Week 2015 Twitter Chat

The FTC will host a Twitter chat on the topic of Imposter Scams, in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week 2015. Follow @FTC to track the conversation and tweet #NCPW2015 to join us/ask questions. Please see FTC Twitter chats to learn more about how our chats work...
Apr 16

Robocalls Twitter Chat

Have questions about the FTC’s challenges? Join our Twitter Chat to ask staff! Patty Hsue from the Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available for 60 minutes to answer your questions about DetectaRobo and Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back.Follow @FTC and use the hashtag #...
Apr 17

Navajo Consumer Credit Seminar and Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission’s Southwest Regional Office and the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will co-host a day-long seminar and roundtable for the Navajo Nation. The event will be held in English and Navajo, and cover topics including: debt collection and the Navajo...
Apr 21

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our Communities

New America Media & the Federal Trade Commission invite you to an ethnic media news briefing:
Apr 24

Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will host the Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers. The conference will be on Friday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial...
May 19

Obstacles to Economic Opportunity: A Joint Conference of the FTC and the NAACP Examining Frauds that Affect the African American Community

The Federal Trade Commission and the NAACP of Georgia will host a conference on Obstacles to Economic Opportunity, examining the frauds affecting the African American Community. The conference will bring together legal service attorneys; community leaders; federal, local and state...
May 19

Scam Jam: An Evening to Empower Georgia Consumers

Join the FTC and NAACP Georgia’s Scam Jam to hear about scams that affect African American communities. Hear from experts how to spot, stop and report consumer scams – including imposter and wire transfer frauds, debt collection scams, mortgage refinance scams, business opportunity...
Jun 9

The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators

The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to explore issues relating to emerging internet peer-to-peer platforms—often called the “sharing” economy—and the economic activity these platforms facilitate. The workshop examined competition, consumer protection, and economic issues...
Jun 11

Twitter Chat

The @FTC will host a Twitter Chat with staff attorneys from the Forking Path Co. case at 2:00 p.m. ET. Follow the conversation and submit questions using #AskFTC. Staff will be online for 60 minutes.
Jun 15

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York State Attorney General will host a “Debt Collection Dialogue” in Buffalo, NY, on June 15, 2015. FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will deliver...
Jul 15

Military Consumer Twitter Town Hall

Military Consumer Protection Day is July 15!Share Military Consumer with friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. You might even want to host your own military consumer event.Use the promotional tools and free resources to get the word out. Be sure to be a part of the Military...
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...
Sep 21

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 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...
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 20

Cmr. Brill keynote fireside chat at European Institute

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in the keynote fireside chat entitled “Safe Harbor: The Schrems Case and What Comes Next?” European Institute, Cosmos Club Powell Room, 2121 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC, 10 a.m. EDT.
Oct 20

Cmr. Brill on panel at Alston & Bird seminar

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in a panel at “The Future of Trans-Atlantic Privacy” seminar hosted by Alston & Bird, 950 F Street, NW, Washington DC, 4 p.m. EDT.
Oct 21

Cmr. Brill keynote fireside chat at CMS Passcode event

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in a keynote fireside chat on the Internet of Things at the CMS Passcode event. 325 7th Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington DC, 9 a.m. EDT.
Oct 21

Chwn. Ramirez keynote at Seton Hall Law School’s Diversity Council

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be the keynote speaker at the Seton Hall University Diversity Speaks Distinguished Speakers Series - Seton Hall Law School’s Diversity Council. Newark, NJ, 4 p.m. EDT.
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 22

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015 Twitter Chat with NCUA

With more than a million annual cyber-attacks, consumers are encouraged to join a live Twitter chat, hosted by the National Credit Union Administration, to learn more on how to protect themselves from these threats.
Oct 22

Cmr. McSweeny a panelist at Privacy + Security Forum

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be a panelist on “The FTC and Data Security” at the Privacy + Security Forum, George Washington Law School, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW, Washington DC, 11 a.m. EDT.
Oct 22

Cmr. Ohlhausen keynote at Utah Consumer Protection Summit

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will be the keynote speaker at the Utah Consumer Protection Summit. Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 noon MDT.
Oct 23

Cmr. Brill opening keynote address at Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2015

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will deliver the Opening Keynote Address at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12:00 pm CEST.
Oct 23

Cmr. McSweeny lunchtime lecture at King’s College London event series

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will conduct the lunchtime lecture, “Procedural Fairness in Competition Law Enforcement – The FTC Experience” King’s College London event series. London, UK, 12:30 pm BST.
Oct 27

Cmr. Brill a featured speaker at International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will be a featured speaker in the panel presentation on “How to Put the Individual in Control” at the 37th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9:00 am CEST.
Oct 28

Cmr. Ohlhausen remarks at Women’s Bar Association

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will deliver remarks on “Getting Credit Where Credit is Due” at the Women’s Bar Association, Bryan Cave, 1155 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
Oct 29

Chwn. Ramirez on panel at International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate in a panel on “Tour du Monde: Looking Forward” at the 37th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11:55 am CEST.
Oct 30

Follow the Lead: An FTC Workshop on Lead Generation

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop on October 30, 2015 to explore online lead generation in various industries including lending and education. The workshop brought together a variety of stakeholders, including industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government...
Nov 2

Closed Commission Meeting

Closed to the public: Consideration of enforcement action in a nonpublic Part II matter.
Nov 3

Cmr. Brill keynote presentation at Indiana U.’s Research Center grand opening

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will give a keynote presentation regarding international privacy and data protection issues at Indiana University’s Research Center grand opening. Berlin, Germany, 10:00 am local time.
Nov 4

Cmr. McSweeny address to NCRA Annual Conference

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will address the National Consumer Reporting Association’s (NCRA) 23rd Annual Conference. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington DC, 9:45 a.m.
Nov 5

Start with Security - Austin

The FTC’s second “Start With Security” event will take place on November 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Texas Robert S. Strauss Center and the Center for Identity.  
Nov 5

Cmr. McSweeny opening remarks at Start With Security – Austin

FTC Commissioner McSweeny will deliver opening remarks at the FTC’s Start With Security – Austin, University of Texas at Austin, AT&T Conference Center, Austin, TX, 9:30 a.m. CST
Nov 5

Cmr. Brill opening comments at Transatlantic Digital Dialogue Report launch

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will provide the opening comments at the Transatlantic Digital Dialogue Report launch sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, 1744 R Street, NW, Washington DC, 10:30 a.m. EST
Nov 5

Cmr. McSweeny in discussion at Start with Security – Austin

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will participate in a discussion on Investing in Security: Fireside Chat with Venu Shamapant at the FTC’s Start with Security – Austin, University of Texas at Austin, AT&T Conference Center, Austin, TX, 1:10 p.m. CST
Nov 12

Eighth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics 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. This year’s conference will feature panel sessions on the appropriate...
Nov 12

Chwn. Ramirez remarks at ABA Antitrust Section Fall Forum

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will deliver remarks at the ABA Antitrust Section Fall Forum on "Views from the Agencies - The Courts and the Obama Administration." National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 11:30 a.m.
Nov 16

Cross-Device Tracking

Not long ago, consumers accessed the Internet primarily through the browser on their desktop or laptop PC.  While the PC remains a fixture for many, today’s typical consumer relies on a variety of different connected devices to navigate their daily lives.  Examples include consulting...
Nov 16

Chwn. Ramirez opening remarks at FTC’s Cross-Device Tracking workshop

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will deliver opening remarks at the FTC’s Cross-Device Tracking workshop. Constitution Center, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 9:00 a.m.
Nov 16

Cmr. McSweeny on panel at 2015 ABA Asia Forum

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will participate in a panel on “Hot Topics About Standards and FRAND Commitments,” at the 2015 ABA Asia Forum, American Bar Association International Law Section. Beijing, China, 11:00 am CST
Nov 18

Chwn. Ramirez remarks at 13th Competition Day Chile Fiscalia Nacional Eonomica

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will deliver remarks at 13th Competition Day Chile Fiscalia Nacional Eonomica, Casa Piedra Events Center, Santiago, Chile, 9:00 am CLT
Nov 18

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission will host the third of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Atlanta, GA, on November 18, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15 and the second in Dallas, TX, on September 29.
Nov 19

Cmr. Brill keynote address at Privacy and Net Neutrality Symposium

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will deliver the keynote address at the Privacy and Net Neutrality Symposium, co-hosted by the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) and the Georgetown Law Center for Privacy and Technology (CPT). Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave,...
Dec 1

Cmr. McSweeny on panel at Electronic & IT Industry Forum

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be a panelist at the Electronic and IT Industry Forum: Legal and Regulatory Challenges, on “Cybersecurity: Where Are We.” Covington & Burling LLP and Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Palo Alto, CA, 9:30 a.m. PST.
Dec 2

Chwn. Ramirez at ABA Section of Antitrust Law IP, Media & Technology & Federal Civil Enforcement Committees Fall Networking Event

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law IP, Media & Technology and Federal Civil Enforcement Committees Present Fall Networking Event on The 1995 Licensing Guidelines Twenty Years Later: A Discussion with Agency Leadership. Orrick,...
Dec 4

Cmr. Ohlhausen speech at 33rd Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will speak at the 33rd Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation. Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 9 a.m.
Dec 4

ALJ Scheduling Conference for Docket No. 9366

Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell will hold a scheduling conference in the matter of Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc./Pallottine Health Services, Inc./ St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc. (Docket No. 9366). FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 532, Washington,...
Dec 7

Closed Commission Meeting

Closed to the Public: Consideration of an enforcement action in a nonpublic Part II matter, 11:00 a.m.
Dec 8

Cmr. Brill address to German Marshall Fund

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will address the German Marshall Fund, Berlin, Germany, 10:30 am CET.
Dec 9

Chwn. Ramirez speech at Modernizing Labor Laws in the Online Gig Economy Forum

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will speak at the Modernizing Labor Laws in the Online Gig Economy - A Hamilton Project Forum. The National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 9:00 am.
Dec 9

Cmr. McSweeny a panelist at CRA Conference

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be a panelist on “Why Regulate Online Platforms: Transparency, Fairness, Competition or Innovation?” at the Charles River Associates (CRA) Conference – “Economic Developments in European Competition Policy,” Brussels, Belgium, 9:20 a.m. EST...
Dec 10

Cmr. Brill keynote address at 6th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will deliver a keynote address at Forum Europe’s 6th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 9:40 am CET.
Dec 10

Cmr. Ohlhausen keynote address at Woman’s Bar Association Communications Law Forum Holiday Tea

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will be keynote speaker at the Woman’s Bar Association Communications Law Forum Holiday Tea. Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 3:00 p.m.
Dec 10

Cmr. Brill address to Ditchley Foundations Conference on the Digital Economy

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will address the Ditchley Foundations Conference on the Digital Economy: Power and Accountability in the Private Sector, Oxford, England, United Kingdom, 6:15 pm GMT.
Dec 14

Cmr. McSweeny keynote speech at National Cyber Security Alliance

FTC Commissioner McSweeny will deliver the keynote speech at the National Cyber Security Alliance on “Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life.” Arlington Public Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington VA, 10:45 a.m.
Dec 15

Cmr. Brill closing keynote at Coalition for Networked Information's annual meeting

FTC Commissioner Brill will deliver the closing keynote at the Coalition for Networked Information’s (CNI) annual meeting. Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington DC, 2:15 p.m.
Dec 15

Closed Commission Meeting

Closed to the Public: Consideration of an enforcement action in a nonpublic Part II matter, 3:30 p.m.
Dec 16

Cmr. Brill participates in Digital Context Next fireside conversation

FTC Commissioner Brill will participate in a Digital Context Next fireside conversation with Jason Kint. The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC, 10:00 a.m.
Dec 16

Cmr. Brill keynote address at Hogan Lovells Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum

FTC Commissioner Brill will provide the keynote address at the Hogan Lovells Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum. 555 Thirteenth Street, NW, #800E, Washington DC, 3:30 p.m.