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Google and YouTube Will Pay Record $170 Million for Alleged Violations of Children’s Privacy Law

The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The $136 million penalty is by far the largest amount the FTC has ever obtained in a COPPA case since Congress enacted the law in 1998.

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FTC Extends Deadline for Comments on COPPA Rule until December 9

The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline to submit comments on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed. The deadline was originally October 23, 2019; it is now...
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FTC Releases FY 2019 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2019 . The FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers choose not to receive most legal telemarketing calls. The data show that the number of active registrations on the DNC Registry...
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Aloe Vera Supplement Seller Barred from Making Misleading Health Claims

The Boca Raton, Florida-based marketers and sellers of two Aloe vera-based supplements have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with false and unsupported claims that two products, TrueAloe and AloeCran, were effective treatments for a range of conditions...
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Administrative Law Judge Partially Rules in Favor of FTC’s Complaint that Dental Products Distributors Conspired Not to Provide Discounts to Buying Groups

In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has held that two of three respondents named in a Federal Trade Commission complaint violated U.S. antitrust laws by conspiring to refuse to provide discounts to, or otherwise serve, buying groups...

Coming Events

Oct 29
District Of Columbia

Consumers and Class Action Notices: An FTC Workshop

On October 29, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop in Washington, DC on improving class action settlement notices for consumers.The event will address current practices and research related to class action notices, redress methods, claims rates, check-...
Oct 30

Protecting Virginia's Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Virginia Attorney General invite you to attend a Common Ground Conference in greater Richmond, Virginia. The goal is to find ways to work together to protect consumers in Virginia by collaborating and sharing information and resources...
Nov 14
District Of Columbia

Twelfth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC's antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions. Those fields include...

Past Events

Oct 17
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Phillips speech at 2019 Institute of International Finance (IIF) Annual Membership Meeting

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will speak at the “2019 Institute of International Finance (IIF) Annual Membership Meeting” regarding Personal Data Rights. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Oct 16

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Northern California

Join the Federal Trade Commission on October 16 at 11:00 am PT for “Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Northern California,” a free, one-hour webinar.You'll learn about:The top scams reported in Northern CaliforniaTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources...
Oct 15

Cmr. Slaughter keynote at Data Protection Law in the US and EU: The GDPR and Beyond

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be the plenary keynote session speaker at a privacy and security forum entitled “Data Protection Law in the US and EU: The GDPR and Beyond.” The Marvin Center, 800 21st St., NW, Washington, DC