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The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the Contact Lens Rule, as well as several other issues related to the Rule.
Following its September workshop on Ransomware – malicious software that denies access to computer files until the victim pays a ransom – the Federal Trade Commission is offering tips on how consumers and businesses can protect devices and respond to ransomware.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer, Innovative Designs, Inc., with making false and unsubstantiated claims that its Insultex House Wrap would save consumers money by providing significant insulation without using much space.
El 6 de diciembre de 2016, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) realizará un taller en Washington, DC, para examinar los cambios demográficos en los consumidores y el impacto de dichos cambios en el trabajo de la FTC en los años futuros.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2016, to examine changing consumer demographics and how they will affect the FTC’s work in the years ahead. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population is getting older and more racially and ethnically...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 285,361 checks totaling more than $3.7 million to people who lost money to Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM), a pyramid scheme whose operators were banned from multi-level marketing under a settlement with the FTC and the states of Illinois, Kentucky and...
A federal court judge has approved a stipulated order lifting the partial suspension of a $200,000 judgment imposed in an original order settling Federal Trade Commission charges against Vito Glazers, a defendant in a 2014 text spam case.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on proposed Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation, which update guidelines issued by the Agencies in 1995.
A collection of entities known as Consumer Education Group operating out of California and Colorado, has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that, between late 2013 and 2015, it made millions of illegal telemarketing calls to consumers on the national Do Not Call (DNC) Registry -- including...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon forum in January, the FTC will host a privacy research and development networking event on Jan. 11, 2017, designed to provide a platform for government agencies and non-profits that fund or support privacy research to share information about...
A federal judge has banned a group of debt collectors who pretended to be affiliated with the government from the collection business and ordered them to pay nearly $11 million, after granting the Federal Trade Commission’s request for summary judgment.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is issuing a second Federal Register notice on proposed compulsory process orders to marketers of electronic cigarettes to provide information about their sales and marketing expenditures, and is seeking clearance from the Office of Management...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged three individuals and five companies they control with bilking money from seniors, veterans, and debt-laden consumers by selling them a worthless money-making opportunity purportedly linked to Amazon.com, and luring them with a phony grants program. At the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has issued the enclosed statement following the approval of new broadband consumer privacy rules by the Federal Communications Commission today:
A federal district court judge in San Francisco today signed a $10 billion settlement order, starting the formal process for owners of certain Volkswagen and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars to receive compensation for the vehicles they bought.
If your business has experienced a data breach, you are probably wondering what to do next. The Federal Trade Commission’s new Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business, an accompanying video and business blog can help you figure out what steps to take and whom to contact.
The Federal Trade Commission is honoring the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York with its Criminal Liaison Unit’s Prosecuting Attorney’s Award.  The Criminal Liaison Unit presents the award annually to recognize those...
Georgia-based specialty chemical company Chemence, Inc. will stop making misleading unqualified claims that its strong, fast-acting glues are made in the United States, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Chemence also has agreed to pay a $220,000 judgment to resolve the lawsuit...
The Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference, “Planning For the Future,” examining the state of identity theft now and how it may evolve in the future. The event will take place on May 24, 2017, in Washington, DC. The FTC is also seeking public comment on these issues to help...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for its upcoming FinTech forum examining peer-to-peer payments and crowdfunding. The forum, which is the second in an ongoing event series, will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Washington, DC. 

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