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Oct 8

Possible Anticompetitive Efforts to Restrict Competition on the Internet

The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore how certain state regulations and private business practices may be having significantly anticompetitive effects on e-commerce. Some private estimates suggest that the potential costs to consumers of these anticompetitive restrictions may...
Sep 9

Workshop on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

The FTC held a public workshop on the implications of competition law and policy for health care financing and delivery. The workshop considered the impact of competition law and policy on the cost, quality, and availability of health care, and the incentives for innovation in the...
Jun 3

FTC Merger Best Practices

The FTC held a series of public workshops regarding modifications and improvements to the Commission's merger investigations process and its use of specific remedy provisions. The Commission used this forum to solicit input from a broad range of interest groups including corporate...
May 20

Consumer Information Security Workshop

The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore issues related to the security of consumers' computers and the personal information stored in them or in company databases. The security of consumers' home computers is an issue of growing importance; as consumers use their computers as...
May 8

Factors that Affect Prices of Refined Petroleum Products

This conference, a follow-up to an initial conference on this subject in August 2001, sought to elicit information and views on major factors that affect the price of refined petroleum products and the relative importance of each.
Apr 30

Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Advertisers

The FTC and partners sponsored a "back to basics" public workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws.
Feb 2

Competition and IP Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy Hearings

A series of FTC and DOJ hearings.
Dec 19

Public Roundtable on Consumer Aspects of Hague Convention

The FTC, in consultation with other government agencies, held a public roundtable discussion on the consumer aspects of the Proposed Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments being negotiated by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (the Convention). Since...
Dec 4

Interagency Public Workshop: Get Noticed: Effective Financial Privacy Notices

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act) requires that financial institutions issue privacy notices to their customers, and, in certain circumstances, provide them with the opportunity to opt out of disclosures of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties. Concerns...
Aug 2

Factors that Affect Prices of Refined Petroleum Products

The FTC held an initial public conference to solicit information and views relevant to the major factors affecting the prices of refined petroleum products in the United States, along with the relative importance of such factors. During the conference, the Commission heard from a...
May 22

Disclosure Exposure: An FTC-NAD Workshop on Effective Disclosures in Advertising

The FTC and the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus held a public workshop to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.
May 7

Emerging Issues for Competition Policy in the World of E-Commerce

The FTC held a public workshop to examine selected issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") and business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic marketplaces.
Apr 3

Predatory Lending Forum

The FTC's Northeast Regional Office hosted a public forum focusing on illegal "predatory" lending practices that often exploit lower-income and minority borrowers and frequently target elderly homeowners. The Predatory Lending Forum brought together about 300 consumer advocates,...
Apr 3

Esign Public Workshop: Electronic Signatures In Global And National Commerce Act

This workshop was part of the FTC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) effort to gather information to report to Congress on the benefits and burdens of å¤ 101(c)(1)(C)(ii) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act ("...
Mar 13

The Information Marketplace: Merging and Exchanging Consumer Data

The FTC hosted a public workshop that explored how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information and how such information is used commercially. The FTC explored how detailed consumer profiles -- i.e., compilations of identifying information, preference information,...
Feb 6

Public Roundtable: Dispute Resolution for Online Business-to-Consumer Contracts

The FTC held a roundtable discussion to discuss: 1) recommendations by business and consumer groups regarding the use of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") for online consumer disputes; and 2) a proposed provision in the Preliminary Draft Convention on Recognition and Enforcement...
Jan 30

Etail dEtails: Seminar on Internet Marketing

The FTC and the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) presented a seminar for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar, led by FTC staff, was designed to ensure e-tailers understand and comply with the FTC rules...
Dec 11

The Mobile Wireless Web, Data Services and Beyond: Emerging Technologies and Consumer Issues

The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise.
Oct 23

Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop

The FTC held a public workshop to identify relevant issues and examine potential solutions associated with assisting victims of identity theft. The FTC's workshop was the first in a series of three, following up on the work begun at the National Summit on Identity Theft hosted by the...
Jun 29

Workshop on Competition Policy in the World of B2B Electronic Marketplaces

The FTC held a public workshop to examine issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") electronic marketplaces.