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The Federal Trade Commission will host a conference in January examining cutting-edge research and trends in protecting consumer privacy and security. The event, called PrivacyCon, is the first of its kind and will bring together leading stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics,...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has temporarily halted an alleged pyramid scheme, Vemma Nutrition Company, that lures college students and other young adults with the prospect of getting rich without having a traditional 9-to-5 job. The FTC seeks to stop the operation,...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on the efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Ophthalmic Practice Rules (Eyeglass Rule).Issued  in 1978, the Rule helps promote competition in the eyeglass...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on the efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Contact Lens Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged that FBS, a nationwide mail-order marketer of clothing, violated the FTC's mail-order rule.  The company has agreed to pay $32,000 to settle the charges, in a proposed consent decree filed in federal courtin New York.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está enviando por correo cheques de reembolso a consumidores que perdieron dinero comprando los suplementos dietarios Speak y Speak Smooth que fueron comercializados engañosamente implicando su probada eficacia para tratar los...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement in response to a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, regarding the FTC’s case against Wyndham Hotels and Resorts for allegedly failing to reasonably protect consumers’ personal information:
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks to consumers who lost money buying dietary supplements, Speak and Speak Smooth, deceptively marketed as proven effective at treating childhood speech disorders, including those associated with autism. These are legitimate checks, and the FTC...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reconsider the framework it uses to regulate homeopathic medications because it may appear to conflict with the FTC’s advertising substantiation doctrine in ways that could harm consumers and cause...
Two marketers of ultraviolet light “disinfectant” devices have agreed to stop making claims that their devices can wipe out foot fungus and dangerous bacteria like MRSA, E. coli, and Salmonella in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges alleging they engaged in false and unsubstantiated...
Dos comercializadores de dispositivos “desinfectantes” de luz ultravioleta han aceptado cesar con sus declaraciones publicitarias falsas sobre los dispositivos – entre las cuales se incluyen que los dispositivos pueden eliminar los hongos de los pies y bacterias peligrosas como el estafilococo...
Bajo los términos de las órdenes judiciales obtenidas por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), dieciocho comercializadores elusivos que engañaron a consumidores estadounidenses y canadienses estafándolos por más de $7 millones de dólares quedan sujetos a una prohibición...
Eighteen elusive marketers who cheated American and Canadian consumers out of more than $7 million are banned from selling business or work-at-home opportunities under court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.These orders, along with court orders against 14 other people and companies...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide the opening remarks at the FTC’s first Start with Security conference, being held Sept. 9 at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
The Federal Trade Commission announced that judges for its Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back contest selected a first place winner for the $25,000 cash prize for building a mobile app that blocks and forwards robocalls to a crowd-sourced honeypot.
Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at...
Bajo los términos de un acuerdo resolutorio con la FTC, el último demandado restante de una demanda judicial de la FTC que refutó las declaraciones falsas o infundadas efectuadas para promocionar un conjunto de supuestas aplicaciones de “detección de melanoma” queda sujeto a una prohibición que le...
The final defendant remaining in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit challenging false or unsubstantiated claims for a set of purported “melanoma detection” apps is barred from making any further deceptive health claims about his products under a settlement with agency.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha acusado a una operación de intermediación de datos por la presunta venta ilegal de información financiera de solicitantes de préstamos de día de pago a una operación fraudulenta que se apropió de millones de dólares de los...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a data broker operation with illegally selling payday loan applicants’ financial information to a scam operation that took millions of dollars from consumers by debiting their bank accounts and charging their credit cards without their consent.

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