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May 29

Clinical Integration in Health Care: A Check-Up

The Federal Trade Commission plans to hold a one-day public workshop to examine developments in the health care sector relating to “clinical integration” among health care providers. Clinical integration is a term used to describe certain types of collaborations among otherwise...
May 29

Consumer Information & the Mortgage Market

Housing and mortgage market turmoil is affecting the financial security of countless hardworking Americans, and raising questions about the adequacy of consumer protection regulations in mortgage and housing markets. Concerns about increases in delinquencies and foreclosures have led...
May 6

Beyond Voice: Mapping the Mobile Marketplace

The Federal Trade Commission will host a Town Hall meeting on May 6-7, 2008, to explore the evolving mobile commerce (M-commerce) marketplace and its implications for consumer protection policy. This Town Hall, titled “Beyond Voice: Mapping the Mobile Marketplace,” follows up on the...
Apr 30

Green Packaging Claims

The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on April 30, 2008, to examine developments in green packaging claims and consumer perception of such claims. This workshop is one component of the Commission’s regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of...
Apr 24

Innovations in Health Care Delivery

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on April 24, 2008, to examine recent trends in health care delivery. In a series of panel discussions, workshop participants will consider the competition and consumer protection issues regarding particular health care...
Feb 12

Unilateral Effects Analysis and Litigation Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on February 12, 2008 to examine the application of unilateral effects theory to mergers of firms that sell competing, but differentiated products. ”Unilateral effects” as a formal theory of competitive harm was added...
Feb 6

Charting the Future Course of International Technical Assistance

For nearly two decades, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice have actively promoted market competition around the world by providing technical assistance, initially with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and now...
Jan 8

Eco in the Market: Carbon Offsets & Renewable Energy Certificates

The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on January 8, 2008 to examine the emerging market for carbon offsets (i.e., greenhouse gas emission reduction products) and renewable energy certificates, and related advertising claims. The workshop will focus on...
Dec 10

Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft

The FTC hosted a public workshop, "Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft," to explore the uses of Social Security numbers in the private sector and the role of SSNs in identity theft. This workshop continues the work of the President's Identity Theft Task Force, and, in particular,...
Nov 1

Ehavioral Advertising: Tracking, Targeting, and Technology

The FTC hosted a Town Hall that brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, technology experts, and academics to address consumer protection issues raised by the practice of tracking consumers' activities online to target advertising - or "behavioral advertising."...
Oct 25

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

National advertising experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with federal and state truth-in-advertising standards. The workshop was sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. and the FTC, in partnership with Houston Bar Association...
Oct 10

Collecting Consumer Debts: The Challenges of Change

The FTC hosted a workshop to explore changes in the debt collection industry and examine their impact on consumers and businesses. The event brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, state and federal regulators, and others with relevant expertise to provide...
Jul 18

Weighing In: A Check-Up on Marketing, Self-Regulation, & Childhood Obesity

The FTC and the Department of Health and Human Services jointly sponsored a forum planned as a follow-up to the agencies' 2005 workshop on the same topic.
Jul 11

Spam Summit: The Next Generation of Threats and Solutions

The FTC hosted a summit that brought together experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, consumer advocates, and academics to explore consumer protection issues surrounding spam, phishing, and malware.
May 24

Grocery Store Antitrust: Historical Retrospective & Current Developments

This conference, sponsored by the FTC Bureau of Economics, looked at antitrust analysis of the grocery industry including both historical analysis and analysis of current methods. The roundtable included both paper presentations and panel sessions. The paper presentations included...
Apr 27

The Rebate Debate

The FTC hosted a public workshop that gathered consumer advocates, government officials, business people, and other parties involved in the rebate process. The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss consumers' perspectives on rebates and challenges businesses face when they...
Apr 23

Proof Positive: New Directions for ID Authentication

The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore the role of authentication processes in preventing identity theft. The workshop provided a forum for discussion among public sector, private sector, and consumer representatives about better ways to authenticate the identities of...
Apr 20

Conference on Behavioral Economics and Consumer Policy

The FTC's Bureau of Economics sponsored a conference to explore research into how consumer behavior should influence consumer protection policy. The event brought together economists and other professionals from academia and government.
Apr 10

Energy Markets in the 21st Century: Competition Policy in Perspective

The FTC hosted a conference to explore a range of energy issues of importance to American consumers and the U.S. and global economies. The conference brought together leading experts from the government, the energy industry, consumer groups, and the academic community. These experts...