Today, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that an open meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Thursday, December 16, 2021. The open meeting will begin at 1pm ET and will be preceded by a time for members of the public to address the Commission.
The following items will be on the tentative agenda for the December 16 Commission meeting:
Business Before the Commission
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Combat Government and Business Impersonation Fraud: Staff will provide a presentation and the Commission will vote on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address rampant government and business impersonation fraud. Government and business impersonation scams are a leading source of consumer complaints and the largest source of total reported consumer financial losses – and have gotten worse during the pandemic.
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 16 event. Each commenter will be allowed to speak for no more than two minutes. Anyone 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 13, 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 on December 16, 2021 shortly before the meeting starts 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.
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