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FTC Announces PrivacyCon 2019 and Calls for Presentations

As part of its efforts to address evolving privacy and data security challenges, the Federal Trade Commission is announcing a call for presentations for its fourth annual PrivacyCon, to be held on June 27, 2019. PrivacyCon 2019 aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.

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FTC Settlements Will Ban Student Loan Debt Relief Operators From Engaging in Debt Relief Services

The operators of two Florida-based student loan debt relief schemes are banned from the debt relief business as part of agreements settling Federal Trade Commission allegations that they collected illegal upfront fees and falsely promised to help some consumers enroll in government programs that...
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Online Seller to Pay $60,000 Penalty for Violating the Contact Lens Rule

A California-based online seller of non-corrective, decorative contact lenses will pay a $60,000 penalty and be banned from all contact lens sales, under an order settling Federal Trade Commission allegations that he has violated the Contact Lens Rule since at least 2014. Under the Contact Lens...
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FTC Releases FY 2018 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book and Mini Site

The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2018 . The FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers choose not to receive most legal telemarketing calls. The data show that the number of active registrations on the DNC Registry...
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FTC Charges Executive Whose Company Owns New York Knicks, New York Rangers with Violations of U.S. Premerger Notification Requirements

James L. Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden Company, has agreed to pay $609,810 in civil penalties to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that he violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by failing to report in a timely manner his acquisition of voting securities in Madison...

Coming Events

Dec 11

FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - December 2018

The FTC will hold a hearing on data security December 11-12, 2018 at the FTC Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC.
Dec 12

FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - December 2018

The FTC will hold a hearing on data security December 11-12, 2018 at the FTC Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC.
Dec 12

Cmr. Chopra Keynote at The Economic Policy Institute

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will deliver remarks on Monopoly, Monopsony, and the Labor Market at an event hosted by The Economic Policy Institute, 1225 I Street, NW, Sixth floor, Washington, DC 20005. For more information, please visit epi.org/event/monopoly-monopsony/

Past Events

Dec 7
District Of Columbia

Consumer Protection Economics Symposium

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics hosted a one-day symposium on the economics of consumer protection, in conjunction with Economic Inquiry’s special Symposium Issue on Consumer Protection Economics. The goal of the conference was to advance the application of...
Dec 6

Webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in South Dakota

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, December 6 at 1:00 PM CT to learn about the top scams reported in South Dakota and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.Speakers will...
Dec 6
New York

Cmr. Chopra remarks at the FTC Hearing #8: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - NYU

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will deliver remarks at the FTC Hearing #8: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall’s Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 1 p.m. ET