Protecting Northwest Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

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Event Description

Join this event hosted by the Federal Trade Commission and the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, with participation from the offices of the Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming Attorneys General; the CFPB and state financial regulators; the Canadian Competition Bureau; the Northwest Justice Project, military legal services, and other legal assistance organizations; privacy advocates; US Attorney’s Offices; and advocates working on behalf of consumers throughout the Northwest. This free, two-day event will discuss how to address issues facing consumers today through law enforcement, education, and policy development. Day one topics include debt collection, privacy and data issues, protecting those most targeted, and how to identify and respond to the latest scams. Day two is a closed-door, law enforcement only session on consumer protection investigations and enforcement. Conference participants will reflect upon experiences and challenges, make connections, and consider how to better collaborate and share consumer protection information and resources in the future.

Event Details

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.