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Jan 12

PrivacyCon

The Federal Trade Commission’s next PrivacyCon will take place on January 12, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  The agency’s second PrivacyCon will seek to continue and expand collaboration among leading whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and the...
Dec 7

Fall Technology Series: Smart TV

Consumers enjoy recommendations based on their television viewing habits (“viewers who watched Mr. Robot… may enjoy Fight Club”), but who else knows what you’re watching? The golden age of television has arrived with the golden age of television tracking. In 2016, virtually all...
Dec 6

Changing Consumer Demographics

The FTC will host a workshop on December 6, 2016 bring together researchers, marketers, community groups, and law enforcement to examine the changing consumer demographics in this country and how they will affect the FTC’s future work. More information on the workshop will be...
Nov 3

Ninth 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.
Oct 26

FinTech Series: Crowdfunding & Peer-to-Peer Payments

This fall, the Commission will host a forum – the second in its FinTech series – on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer payment systems. Crowdfunding is the process by which companies and individuals raise money from the public to fund new products, projects or individual needs. Peer-to-...
Oct 20

Consumer Perceptions of “Organic” Claims: An FTC and USDA Roundtable discussion of evidence concerning particular issues

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will co-host a public roundtable in Washington, DC on October 20, 2016, to discuss consumers’ interpretations of certain “organic” claims. The roundtable will help the agencies better understand how...
Oct 13

Fall Technology Series: Drones

Americans are increasingly familiar with drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These devices have become one of consumers’ most popular technology purchases; some estimate nearly one million new drones will be purchased in 2016. Many consumer drones are controlled by...
Sep 16

Marketing Science – Federal Trade Commission Economic Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics and Marketing Science are co-organizing a one-day conference to bring together scholars interested in issues at the intersection of marketing and consumer protection policy and regulation. As the primary consumer protection law...
Sep 15

Putting Disclosures to the Test

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop in Washington, DC on September 15, 2016 to examine the testing and evaluation of disclosures that companies make to consumers about advertising claims, privacy practices, and other information. Effective disclosures are...
Sep 7

Fall Technology Series: Ransomware

With alarming frequency, ransomware hackers are sneaking into consumer and business computers, encrypting files containing photos, documents and other important data, and then demanding a ransom in exchange for the key needed to decrypt the files. At times, these hackers pose as the...
Aug 22

Chwm Ramirez keynote speech at the Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum

Chairwoman Ramirez will deliver keynote remarks at the Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum “2016 and Beyond: Technology Policy Challenges,” St. Regis Aspen Hotel, 315 East Dean Street, Aspen, CO, 12.30 p.m. MDT
Aug 22

FTC / CDC Twitter Chat for Contact Lens Health Week

To promote Contact Lens Health Week, the FTC will be a guest on a live Twitter chat hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Monday, August 22, 12:00 Noon EDT. You can follow @CDC_eHealth and @FTC. Join the conversation at #HealthyContactsChat or submit questions in...
Aug 5

Cmr. McSweeny talk with Joe Calandrino, “Is Your Internet Light ON” at DEFCON 2016

Commissioner McSweeny will participate in a talk with Joe Calandrino, “Is Your Internet Light ON” as part of DEFCON 2016, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 4 p.m. EDT
Aug 5

Cmr. McSweeny talk on “Research on the Machines: Help the FTC Protect Privacy & Security” at DEFCON 2016

Commissioner McSweeny will participate in a talk with Lorrie Cranor on “Research on the Machines: Help the FTC Protect Privacy & Security” as part of DEFCON 2016, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 1:00 p.m. PDT
Jul 28

Cmr. McSweeny speech at Navigating the New Matchmaker Economy: The Role of Antitrust and Regulation

Commissioner McSweeny will speak at “Navigating the New Matchmaker Economy: The Role of Antitrust and Regulation”. George Washington Competition Law Center, 2000 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20052, 12 p.m. EDT
Jul 27

Commissioner McSweeny on ITIF panel session sponsored by Information Technology Innovation Foundation

Commissioner McSweeny will participate in an ITIF panel session, sponsored by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation, SEI Innovation Studio at Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 10:30 a.m. EDT
Jul 22

Cmr. McSweeny a panelist at “DC Meets Detroit: Government Automotive Cybersecurity Roundtable”

Commissioner McSweeny will participate in an open panel, “DC Meets Detroit: Government Automotive Cybersecurity Roundtable,” Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit 2016, COBO Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 10:10 a.m.  
Jul 22

Chwn. Ramirez will participate in the second day of the 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum

Chairwoman Ramirez will participate in the second day of the 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum, Raffle City Convention Centre (RCCC) 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, 9:00 a.m. Singapore Time
Jul 21

Chwn. Ramirez will participate in the 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum

Chairwoman Ramirez will participate in the 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum, Raffle City Convention Centre (RCCC) 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, 9:00am Singapore Time
Jul 20

Chwn. Ramirez a panelist at Capitalising Smart Cities and Nations: Data Protection in the “Age of Data,” in Singapore

Chairwoman Ramirez will participate in a panel session, Capitalising Smart Cities and Nations: Data Protection in the “Age of Data,” as part of Personal Data Protection Seminar: Bridging Innovation and Trust, Stamford Ballroom Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC), Level 4 -...

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