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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) will host 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 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-...
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...
Join us for a free, one-hour webinar on July 24 at 1:00 pm CT to learn about:The top scams reported in IowaTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources you can use to help people in your communities protect their identity and report identity theftSpeakers will include...
Join the Federal Trade Commission on June 26 at 11:00 am PT for “Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Southern California,” a free, one-hour webinar.You'll learn about:The top scams reported in Southern CaliforniaTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources you...
Join the Federal Trade Commission, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at the 2019 Midwest Common...
The Federal Trade Commission held the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative with Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019. This concluded the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission examined consumer protection issues related to video game loot boxes at a public workshop on August 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. Loot boxes are in-game rewards that contain a random assortment of virtual items (loot) to assist a player advance...
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop on July 16, 2019 to examine ways in which manufacturers may limit third-party repairs and is seeking research focused on such limitations.
The Federal Trade Commission held the thirteenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on the agency’s merger retrospective program, on April 12, 2019, at FTC Headquarters in Room 432.
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a forum on small business financing on May 8, 2019, to examine trends and consumer protection issues in this marketplace, including the recent proliferation of online loans and alternative financing products.
The 11th session of the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings Initiative, “The FTC’s Role in a Changing World,” focused on the agency’s international work. The hearing took place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2019. The event was free and open to the public.
AARP, the FTC, and the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) host two telephone town halls about tax-related identify theft and IRS imposter scams. Learn how tax-related identity theft and IRS imposter scams occur, how to protect yourself, recovery steps, and...
This hearing was originally scheduled for January 16 but was rescheduled to March 20, 2019 due to the government shutdown. The Federal Trade Commission held the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on competition and consumer protection issues in broadband markets, on...

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