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FTC Halts Tech Support Scam as Part of Major Initiative Focused on Older Adults Hit Hardest by These Scams

As part of a state, federal, and international crackdown on tech support scams, the Federal Trade Commission has temporarily shut down a Utah-based scheme that tricked consumers into believing their computers were infected with viruses in order to sell them costly computer repair services.

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FTC and CFPB Report on 2018 Activities to Combat Illegal Debt Collection Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau or CFPB) reported on their 2018 activities to combat illegal debt collection practices. The annual report to Congress on the administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) highlights both...
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FTC Will Reschedule Roundtable with State Attorneys General

The Federal Trade Commission is rescheduling a Roundtable with the State Attorneys General, which originally had been planned for March 25 as part of the agency’s Hearings Initiative , due to logistical issues. A new date and further details for the session will be announced as soon as they become...
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FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Continue with Discussion of Competition and Consumer Protection in Broadband Markets

What: The Federal Trade Commission will host the 10th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century , which will examine competition and consumer protection in broadband markets. When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Where: Constitution Center...
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FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer, released its annual report highlighting its privacy and data security work for 2018 . The FTC’s privacy and security enforcement actions in 2018 included shutting down revenge porn website MyEx.com , approving a...

Coming Events

Mar 22

Cmr. Chopra remarks at conference on Consumer Protection in an Age of Uncertainty

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will deliver remarks at an event hosted by the University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law, and Policy. For more information, please visit http://financelawpolicy.umich.edu/consumer-protection-age-uncertainty. University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford...
Mar 25
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #11: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World

The 11th session of the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings Initiative, “The FTC’s Role in a Changing World,” will focus on the agency’s international work. The hearing will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2019.
Mar 26
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #11: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World

The 11th session of the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings Initiative, “The FTC’s Role in a Changing World,” will focus on the agency’s international work. The hearing will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2019.

Past Events

Mar 20

Cmr. Phillips keynote at the ACT | The App Association: 2019 Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things Symposium

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips ?will be the keynote at the ACT | The App Association: 2019 Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things Symposium. GWU Law School, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 12:00 pm ET
Mar 20

Chmn. Simons keynote at ANA’s Legal Affairs Conference

FTC Chairman Joe Simons will be the keynote speaker at ANA’s (Assn. of National Advertisers) Legal Affairs Conference. The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St., NW, Washington, DC
Mar 20
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #10: Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in U.S. Broadband Markets

This hearing was originally scheduled for January 16 but was rescheduled to March 20, 2019?due to the government shutdown.?The Federal Trade Commission will hold the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on competition and consumer protection issues in broadband markets,...