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The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public event to develop solutions to the rapid rise in illegal robocalls. The Summit included a report on the current state of the robocall technology and the industry, along with a discussion of the laws surrounding the use of robocalls...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public forum on December 15, 2009, titled “Sizing Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity.” The forum will assemble industry representatives, federal regulators, consumer groups, scientific researchers, and legal scholars to discuss issues...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a day-long public workshop on June 1, 2009 in Washington, DC, to explore proposed changes to the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will examine possible changes to the rule that were outlined in...
The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on July 15, 2008, to examine developments in green building and textiles claims and consumer perception of such claims. This workshop is one component of the Commission’s regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of...
The Federal Trade Commission staff will hold a workshop on September 23, 2008, to explore emerging applications of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and their implications for consumer protection policy.  This event, “Transatlantic RFID Workshop on Consumer Privacy and...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice held a joint public workshop on most-favored-nation clauses (MFNs). The workshop provided a forum for discussion of the evolution of economic and legal thinking on MFNs and their implications....
The Federal Trade Commission announced that judges for the FTC Robocall Challenge selected two winners, in a tie for the $50,000 prize for Best Overall Solution to block illegal robocalls. The challenge, designed to help solve this problem by spurring innovation in the marketplace, garnered nearly...
The Federal Trade Commission wrapped up a three-month submission period for the FTC Robocall Challenge, which seeks the best technical solution to block illegal sales robocalls on landlines and mobile phones. The FTC received 798 eligible submissions before the Challenge closed Jan. 17, 2013.
The Federal Trade Commission is challenging the public to create an innovative solution that will block illegal commercial robocalls on landlines and mobile phones. As part of its ongoing campaign against these illegal, prerecorded telemarketing calls, the agency is launching the FTC Robocall...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced that Scott E. Wilson will join the agency from the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing on August 13, 2012, and will serve as Inspector General.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced four appointments to leadership positions in the agency. Andrew I. Gavil will join the FTC from Howard University School of Law and serve as Director of the Office of Policy Planning (OPP), and Steven M. Bellovin, from Columbia...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to protect consumers and avoid duplication of federal law enforcement and regulatory efforts. “The FTC has always been committed to protecting consumers and...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all agency rules and guides, the FTC seeks public comment on a Rule that governs retail food advertising.  The Rule prohibits food retailers from advertising products at a stated price unless the products are in stock and available...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s three antitrust agencies to promote communication and cooperation among the...
The Federal Trade Commission’s staff submitted a comment to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission providing views on how energy regulators should apply the revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines.
As part of their ongoing efforts to keep markets that they oversee open and fair for American consumers, the Federal Trade Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that they signed an agreement to foster further cooperation between the two agencies by helping them...
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy policy and enforcement agency for 40 years, issued a preliminary staff report today that proposes a framework to balance the privacy interests of consumers with innovation that relies on consumer information to develop beneficial new...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced the appointment of Edward W. Felten as the agency’s first Chief Technologist. In his new position, Dr. Felten will advise the agency on evolving technology and policy issues.
FTC Seeks Public Comments on Trustee's Proposal to Divest Two Stores under Whole Foods Market Inc. Divestiture Order
Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic and Commissioner Jon Leibowitz today testified before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Committee on Appropriations on the FTC’s behalf, requesting $256.2 million and 1,102 full-...

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