Open Commission Meeting – October 21, 2021

Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission held an open meeting of the Commission virtually on Thursday, October 21, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

The following items were on the agenda for the October 21st Commission meeting:

Business Before the Commission

Presentation on the Privacy Practices of Six Major Internet Service Providers: Staff presented some findings included in a staff report that detailed evidence gathered pursuant to the 2019 6(b) orders issued to six Internet service providers and three of their advertising affiliates.

After the Commission meeting concluded, Chair Khan offered brief remarks and then invited members of the public to share feedback on the Commission’s work generally and bring relevant matters to the Commission’s attention. Members of the public signed up for an opportunity to address the Commission virtually at the October 21 event. Each commenter was allowed to speak for no more than two minutes. Anyone who could not participate during the event submitted written comments or a link to a prerecorded video through a webform.  Speaker registration and comment submission were available through Monday, October 18, 2021, 8pm ET.

The FTC’s public meeting agendas will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven days prior to the Commission’s next monthly meeting. A link to the event will be available beginning on October 21, 2021 at 9 am ET via FTC.gov. The event will be recorded, and the webcast and any related comments will be available on the Commission’s website after the meeting.  The Commission retains discretion to make public comments available following the event on ftc.gov. Due to challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, open meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at ftc.gov or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.