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Franchise Guidance

Information about the FTC's rules and regulations around purchasing and maintaining a franchise.

Reporting a Safeguards Rule Security Event

The Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions covered by the Rule to report security events affecting 500 or more consumers to the Commission. The required reports may be entered on this page...

Certificates of Public Advantage (COPAs)

The Commission has worked extensively over the years to examine the impact certificates of public advantage (also knowns as “COPAs”) has prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services...

Cybersecurity for Small Business

Learn the basics for protecting your business from cyber attacks. The business cybersecurity resources in this section were developed in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and...