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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 Announces Annual Update of Size of Transaction Thresholds for Premerger Notification Filings and Interlocking Directorates

For 2019, the size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act will adjust from $84.4 million to $90 million. Also, the 2019 thresholds under Section 8 of the Act that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking memberships on...
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Defendants in “Cash From Home” Business Opportunity Scheme Settle with FTC

The defendants in an alleged work-from-home business opportunity scam are banned from selling any business coaching service or business opportunity under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission . “Be very skeptical of promises that you’ll make a lot of money by working from home,” said...
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FTC Announces March 2019 Session on International Engagement as Part of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The 11th session of the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings Initiative , “ The FTC’s Role in a Changing World ,” will focus on the agency’s international work. The hearing will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2019. The session will explore the FTC’s international role in light of...
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FTC Returns Full Refunds to Consumers Who Paid to Lower Their Credit Card Interest Rates

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,244 checks to consumers who bought deceptively marketed credit card interest rate reduction services after being contacted via illegal robocalls. Affected consumers will receive full refunds, with most receiving $1,100 or more, within the next week. In May...

Coming Events

Mar 12

Webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in New Jersey

Join the Federal Trade Commission on March 12 at 1:00 PM for “Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in New Jersey,” a free, one-hour webinar.(This webinar was originally scheduled for January 14, 2019.)You'll learn about:The top scams reported in New JerseyTips to help people...
Mar 20
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #10: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

This hearing was originally scheduled for January 16 but was rescheduled to March 20, 2019 due to the government shutdown. The Federal Trade Commission will hold the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on competition and consumer protection issues in broadband markets,...
Mar 25
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #11: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The 11th session of the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings Initiative, “The FTC’s Role in a Changing World,” will focus on the agency’s international work. The hearing will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2019.

Past Events

Feb 15
District Of Columbia

Hearing Before Administrative Law Judge: Benco Dental Supply

Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell will preside over proceedings in the matter of Benco Dental Supply et al., Docket 9379. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC
Feb 14
District Of Columbia

Hearing Before Administrative Law Judge: Benco Dental Supply

Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell will preside over proceedings in the matter of Benco Dental Supply et al., Docket 9379. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC
Feb 10

Cmr. Chopra remarks at Silicon Flatirons Conference

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will deliver remarks at an event hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Silicon Flatirons. For more information, please visit https://siliconflatirons.org/events/internet-platforms-rising-dominance-evolving-governance/. University of Colorado Law...