Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that an open meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Wednesday, December, 14 2022. The open meeting will commence at 11 am ET and will begin with time for members of the public to address the Commission.
The following items will be on the tentative agenda for the December 14 Commission meeting:
Business Before the Commission
Regulatory Review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims: The Commission will vote on whether to publish a Federal Register notice commencing a regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, known as the “Green Guides.” The Green Guides outline principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims, as well as guidance regarding specific categories of marketing claims. This review is part of the Commission’s periodic review of its guides.
Data Security Presentation: The Chief Technology Officer’s team will give a presentation on the FTC’s efforts to refine its approach to data security by building on the solid foundations of safety engineering and a set of controls that address risks systemically. These principles reflect the Commission’s efforts to keep pace with technological developments, learn from past experiences, and strengthen remedies to address root causes, even as technologies evolve.
At the start of the meeting, Chair Khan will offer brief remarks and will then invite 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 must sign up for an opportunity to address the Commission virtually at the December 14 event.
Each commenter will be given two minutes to share their comments. Those who cannot participate during the event may submit written comments or a link to a prerecorded video through a webform. Speaker registration and comment submission will be available through Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8 pm 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 in advance of the meeting 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.