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FTC Six-Month Accomplishments

Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released a summary of the agency’s major accomplishments since President Trump named her to the position in January. “I have pursued my long-held principles by promoting economic liberty, protecting consumers (including the military community and small business) and competition, reforming regulation, and increasing agency transparency,” the Acting Chairman said. “In my first 6 months as Acting Chairman, we have accomplished much of this ambitious agenda,” Ohlhausen stated.

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Mobile App Settles FTC Allegations That it Failed to Deliver Promised Cash Rewards for Meeting Exercise and Diet Goals

The operators of a mobile app that promised cash incentives to get consumers to commit to fitness and nutrition goals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they falsely promised that consumers who met weekly goals would be paid financial rewards, and unfairly billed many...
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FTC Helps Consumers Understand Affiliate Marketing in Online Advertising

A “free” trial offer may be tempting, but it could be a scam out to get your money. The Federal Trade Commission wants consumers to be aware of affiliate marketing in online advertising. Affiliate marketing is a good way to promote a product or service, but only if the ad is truthful. Some...
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Court Finds Defendants Lied to Consumers When Selling Legal Services for Mortgage Relief

A federal court has found that Jeremy Foti and Charles Marshall , acting through Brookstone Law and Advantis Law , “made numerous false and/or misleading material statements to consumers” when selling legal services for purported mortgage relief. The court found that Foti and Marshall controlled or...
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FTC to Hold Twitter Chat on Social Media Influencer Disclosures

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a Twitter chat to address a range of issues surrounding disclosures social media influencers must make if they are compensated by -- or have some other material relationship with -- a brand or product they post about. During the chat, Commission staff also...

Coming Events

Nov 2
District Of Columbia

Tenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics 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.The scientific committee for the conference is:Steven Berry (Yale University)...
Nov 7
District Of Columbia

The Effects of Occupational Licensure on Competition, Consumers, and the Workforce: Empirical Research and Results

On November 7, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force will host a roundtable to examine empirical evidence on the effects of occupational licensure.
Feb 28
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2018

Building on the success of its two previous PrivacyCon events, the Federal Trade Commission is announcing a call for presentations for its third PrivacyCon, which will take place on February 28, 2018.

Past Events

Sep 21

Cmr McSweeny a panelist at the Cyber Risk Thursday: Internet of Bodies event

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be a panelist at the Cyber Risk Thursday: Internet of Bodies event sponsored by The Atlantic Council. The Atlantic Council offices, 1030 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 4:00 p.m. EDT
Sep 20

Twitter chat: Ask FTC Office Hours session with FAQs on influencers

FTC will host an Ask FTC Office Hours session (Twitter chat) with FAQs on influencers. Follow the discussion using #AskFTC and #Influencers101, 3:30 p.m. EDT 
Sep 19

Acting Chmn Ohlhausen speech at a Federal Communications Bar Association luncheon

Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will speak at a Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel. 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 12:00 p.m. EDT