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FTC Halts the Deceptive Practices of Academic Journal Publishers

A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Federal Trade Commission, temporarily halting the deceptive practices of academic journal publishers charged by th

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FTC, FCC Outline Agreement to Coordinate Online Consumer Protection Efforts Following Adoption of The Restoring Internet Freedom Order

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two agencies would coordinate online consumer protection efforts following the adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order . “The...
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FTC to Host December 12 Workshop on Informational Injury to Consumers Resulting from Misuse of Their Information

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Informational Injury workshop will examine questions about the injuries consumers suffer when information about them is misused. WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 9:15 a.m.-5:00 pm ET WHERE: Constitution Center 400 7th St SW Washington, DC 20024 WHO: Acting FTC...
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FTC Obtains Court Order Banning Debt Collectors from Debt Collection Business

Three defendants who allegedly posed as lawyers and falsely threatened to sue people or have them arrested for failing to pay on debts they did not owe are banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission . The settlement resolves an FTC complaint filed...
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FTC Wins Summary Judgment Against Fraudulent Gold, Silver Investment Scheme

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal judge has banned the operators of a fraudulent investment scheme from selling investments and ordered them to pay more than $6.5 million for return to consumers. According to an FTC complaint filed in June 2016, many people lost thousands of...

Coming Events

Dec 12
District Of Columbia

Informational Injury Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 12, 2017, to examine consumer injury in the context of privacy and data security.
Dec 12

Cmr. McSweeny panelist on Algorithms and AI: Fighting Robots with Bows and Arrows? at the CRA Annual Conference

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be a panel speaker on Algorithms and AI: Fighting Robots with Bows and Arrows? at the CRA Annual Conference: Economic Developments in Competition Policy. Brussels, Belgium, 4:45 pm CET
Dec 14

Webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Louisiana

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free webinar to talk about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Louisiana: Thursday, December 14, 1 – 2pm CTLearn about:

Past Events

Dec 7

Start-Up Right: FTC’s Basics for Small Businesses

The FTC’s Western Region-San Francisco is hosting this half-day event, which will focus on Federal Trade Commission basics that every small business should know, with a focus on issues relevant to start-ups and tech companies. FTC staff members will discuss topics such as an intro to...
Dec 6

Cmr. McSweeny keynote address at the International Institute for Communications' (IIC) Annual Telecommunications and Media Forum

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will deliver the keynote address at the International Institute for Communications' (IIC) Annual Telecommunications and Media Forum. 1300 I Street, NW, Suite 500 East, Washington, DC
Dec 1
District Of Columbia

Student Privacy and Ed Tech

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Education (“ED”) hosted a workshop on December 1, 2017 to examine student privacy and Ed Tech.