FTC Chairman Releases 2018 Annual Highlights

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons released the agency’s 2018 Annual Highlights today, highlighting the FTC’s ongoing efforts to protect the interests of consumers and promote a competitive marketplace.

“The FTC has continued to focus on areas that have the greatest consumer impact, including health care, technology, and consumer products and services,” said Chairman Simons. “In addition to stopping anticompetitive mergers and conduct, we are committed to pursuing vigorous enforcement and meaningful relief against consumer fraud, illegal robocalls, and privacy violations.”

The FTC’s Highlights report describes some of the agency’s most notable enforcement actions, policy and advocacy initiatives, and education and outreach programs?in the past year.

Certain statistics are available in the Stats & Data 2018 infographic. Archives of past FTC Annual Highlights and Reports are also available online.

A copy of the full report can be found here.?

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