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The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation...
A California-based developer of a photo app has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that it deceived consumers about its use of facial recognition technology and its retention of the photos and videos of users who deactivated their accounts. 
A California-based mobile advertising company has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that it failed to provide in-game rewards users were promised for completing advertising offers.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement.
Glue maker Chemence, Inc., and its company president James Cooke, have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they supplied pre-labeled and pre-packaged glues with deceptive “Made in USA” claims to trade customers to use in marketing the strong, fast-acting glues under retailer brand names....
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a Federal Register notice (FRN) announcing final amendments to the agency’s Energy Labeling Rule (Rule). The final amendments establish EnergyGuide labels for portable air conditioners (AC) and update the energy efficiency...
A new data analysis by the Federal Trade Commission shows that gift cards continue to be the most common form of payment when consumers report losing money to most scammers.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment from consumers and industry as part of its scheduled review of the Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products, commonly known as the Amplifier Rule.
Note: The FTC hosted a media call-in on this announcement with Andrew Smith, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection on Thursday, December 17, 2020.  
A Nevada-based company that provides travel emergency services must put in place a comprehensive information security program as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the company failed to take reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information such as...
The Federal Trade Commission issued a call for research on a wide range of privacy and security issues as part of its sixth annual PrivacyCon event, which will take place July 27, 2021.
A mortgage industry data analytics company will be required to implement a comprehensive data security program as part of a settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission allegations that the firm failed to ensure one of its vendors was adequately securing personal data about tens of thousands of...
The Federal Trade Commission is issuing orders to nine social media and video streaming companies, requiring them to provide data on how they collect, use, and present personal information, their advertising and user engagement practices, and how their practices affect children and teens.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio, junto con 19 socios del cumplimiento de la ley federales, estatales y locales anunciaron hoy una ofensiva a nivel nacional contra las estafas que apuntan a consumidores con promesas falsas de ingresos e independencia financiera fuera de toda realidad.
The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with federal and state partners, will announce a major consumer protection law enforcement sweep on a teleconference TODAY at 11 a.m. FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Andrew Smith and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will give remarks and...
Complete Merchant Solutions, LLC (CMS) and its former CEO, Jack Wilson, have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally processed millions of dollars in consumer credit card payments for fraudulent schemes when they knew or should have known that the schemes were defrauding...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a new consumer education blog post with the National Association of Attorneys General, offering tips on how to recognize and avoid vaccine-related scams. According to the post, with COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline, scammers will not be far behind, and...
A California-based company that provides background reports to property management companies will pay $4.25 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the firm failed to follow reasonable procedures to ensure the accuracy of its reports about potential...

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