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FTC Announces PrivacyCon 2019 and Calls for Presentations

As part of its efforts to address evolving privacy and data security challenges, the Federal Trade Commission is announcing a call for presentations for its fourth annual PrivacyCon, to be held on June 27, 2019. PrivacyCon 2019 aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.

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FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Continue With Examination of Data Security

What: The Federal Trade Commission will host the ninth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century , which will examine data security. When: Tuesday, December 11, 10:10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 12, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Where: FTC Constitution...
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FTC Proposes Amendments to Improve Usability of the Energy Labeling Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a Federal Register notice seeking comments on proposed non-substantive changes to the Energy Labeling Rule (Rule). The proposed amendments would organize the Rule’s product descriptions to make it easier for stakeholders to identify relevant covered...
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Defendant in Fraudulent Business Coaching Scheme Settles with FTC

One of the defendants involved in MOBE, a massive internet marketing and business coaching scheme alleged to have bilked hundreds of millions of dollars from consumers worldwide, has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission. In June 2018, the FTC charged the MOBE enterprise and three...
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FTC Settlements Will Ban Student Loan Debt Relief Operators From Engaging in Debt Relief Services

The operators of two Florida-based student loan debt relief schemes are banned from the debt relief business as part of agreements settling Federal Trade Commission allegations that they collected illegal upfront fees and falsely promised to help some consumers enroll in government programs that...

Coming Events

Dec 11

FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - December 2018

The FTC will hold a hearing on data security December 11-12, 2018 at the FTC Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC.
Dec 11
District Of Columbia

Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Andrew Smith remarks at FTC Hearing #9

Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give remarks at FTC Hearing #9: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. FTC Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC
Dec 12

FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - December 2018

The FTC will hold a hearing on data security December 11-12, 2018 at the FTC Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC.

Past Events

Dec 7
District Of Columbia

Consumer Protection Economics Symposium

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics hosted a one-day symposium on the economics of consumer protection, in conjunction with Economic Inquiry’s special Symposium Issue on Consumer Protection Economics. The goal of the conference was to advance the application of...
Dec 6

Webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in South Dakota

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, December 6 at 1:00 PM CT to learn about the top scams reported in South Dakota and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.Speakers will...
Dec 6
New York

Cmr. Chopra remarks at the FTC Hearing #8: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - NYU

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will deliver remarks at the FTC Hearing #8: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall’s Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 1 p.m. ET