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This hearing was originally set to take place on February 12 -13 but has been rescheduled for April 9-10, 2019 due to the government shutdown.
Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter'sFireside Chat on Emerging Threatsat the ninth FTC hearing The FTC held a hearing on data security December 11-12, 2018 at the FTC Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC.
The Federal Trade Commission held the fourth session of the Hearings initiative with two full-day sessions held at the FTC’s Constitution Center facilities in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018.
The FTC hosted its fourth annual PrivacyCon on June 27, 2019. For PrivacyCon 2019, the FTC was seeking research presentations on a wide range of consumer privacy and security issues, with a particular focus on the economics driving those issues. The call for presentations sought...
The workshop, first announced in October, was originally set to take place in March, but was rescheduled due to the extended government shutdown. It was live tweeted using the hashtag #FTCticket.The workshop explored consumer protection issues in the online ticket marketplace for...
The Federal Trade Commission held the third session of the Hearings initiative, an event co-sponsored with the Global Antitrust Institute and held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018.
Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughteropens the second FTC hearing
The Federal Trade Commission began its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century with a full-day session, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center, on September 13, 2018.
As consumer interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has grown, scammers have reportedly become more active in this area. Reported scams include deceptive investment and business opportunities, bait-and-switch schemes, and deceptively marketed mining machines. The FTC has continued...
The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2018 to explore issues regarding competition in the contact lens marketplace, consumer access to contact lenses, prescription release and portability, and related subjects. The workshop was held in...
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3-4 pm ET / 1-2 pm MT / noon-1 pm PT.To join on November 16, 1 pm MT/Noon PT: Call: 1-(800) 230-1059 and give the operator the webinar name: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in IdahoClick this link to join the webinar: https://ftcevents.webex....
Information about consumers has become a key input to innovative products and services. However consumers may suffer injury when information about them is misused. The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop on December 12, 2017, to examine consumer injury in the context of privacy...
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Education (“ED”) hosted a workshop on December 1, 2017 to examine student privacy and Ed Tech.
A workshop to bring together and train military attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and consumer protection officials to identify, prevent, and address consumer fraud and issues affecting military servicemembers and their families, including:
Building on the success of its two previous PrivacyCon events, the Federal Trade Commission announced a call for presentations for its third PrivacyCon, which took place on February 28, 2018.
The FTC hosted a “Military Consumer Financial Workshop: Protecting Those Who Protect Our Nation” at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on July 19, 2017, to examine financial issues and scams that can affect military consumers, including active duty servicemembers in all branches...
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) held a workshop on June 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., to examine the consumer privacy and security issues posed by automated and connected motor vehicles.The workshop featured opening remarks...
The Federal Trade Commission will host its third FinTech Forum on March 9, 2017, focusing on the consumer implications of two rapidly developing technologies: artificial intelligence and blockchain.Artificial intelligence focuses on the capability for machines to mimic human thinking...
Ten years ago, President Bush launched a new era in the fight against identity theft by issuing an executive order establishing the Identity Theft Task Force, which the Commission co-chaired. In the ensuing ten years, great strides have been made to combat identity theft but it...

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