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The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.
This event will be held online only. It will be webcast live and will be viewable on the FTC’s website. Further information about the event and how it can be viewed will be provided soon.
The workshop will be the second in a two-part series hosted together with the Department of Justice. The two workshops will allow for a dynamic discussion about the proposed guidelines to complement the written public comments about the proposed guidelines that were submitted to the...
Join experts from the FTC, the Identity Theft Resource Center, and others for an #IDTheftChat on Twitter. We’ll offer tips on protecting yourself from tax identity theft and government imposters and respond to questions. 3:00 p.m. ET
The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center co-host a 30-minute Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week webinar on government imposter scams. We’ll talk about IRS, Social Security Administration, and U.S. Census Bureau imposters, red flag warnings, how to protect yourself, and how to...
On Wednesday, February 5, at 10 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET, AARP, the FTC and the U.S. Treasury Department host two telephone Town Hall meetings. Learn how tax identity theft and government impostor scams happen, the red-flag warnings, and what to do if fraud happens to you. We’re holding...
Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information: Practical Data Security Practices for Your Business. Experts from the FTC and IRS discuss:Protecting your business, customers, and employees against tax identity theftImposter scams that target small businessesPractical...
The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center co-host two 30-minute Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week webinars. The first webinar, on February 3, focuses on identity theft, its impact on victims, tax identity theft, and recovering from identity theft. The second webinar, on February...
The FTC, Veterans Administration and U.S. Postal Inspection Service co-host a webinar on identity theft, tax identity theft, and government imposter scams, how to protect yourself, and how to recover if fraud happens to you. The program – open to the public – will include scam...
On January 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to examine whether there is a sufficient legal basis and empirical economic support to promulgate a Commission Rule that would restrict the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee employment contracts....
On January 28, 2020, staff of the Federal Trade Commission examined voice cloning technologies that enable users to make near-perfect reproductions of a real person’s voice. Advances in artificial intelligence and text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis have allowed researchers to create a...
The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a public workshop on December 10, 2019 to discuss issues affecting the accuracy of both traditional credit reports and employment and tenant background screening reports.
On October 29, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop in Washington, DC on improving class action settlement notices for consumers.The event addressed current practices and research related to class action notices, redress methods, claims rates, check-cashing rates...
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...
Join us for a Common Ground Conference that brings together law enforcement, consumer groups, service providers, and community organizations to discuss strategies for understanding, preventing, and redressing fraud targeted at the older adult population of Southern California. The...
Please join us for a Common Ground Conference focusing on consumer protection issues affecting people in Northern California. At the conference, participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share information...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop on October 7, 2019 to explore whether to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
On September 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) hosted a public workshop to enhance its understanding of consumer perception of “Made in the USA” and other U.S.-origin claims, and to consider whether it can improve its “Made in USA” enforcement program...
A one-day public workshop in Atlanta focused on truth-in-advertising basics and data security compliance. Designed for business owners, advertising and marketing executives, and attorneys, the program features a roster of experts discussing established consumer protection and...

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