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Matters Open for Comment

Below is a listing of matters for which the Commission is currently accepting public comments. Matters are listed in chronological order by comment submission deadline.

FTC Staff Study: Certificates of Public Advantage (COPA) Assessment

FTC staff requests public comment to enhance its ongoing study of the impact of COPA on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services. Staff encourages empirical research by academics and healthcare industry stakeholders regarding these topics, as well as suggestions regarding potential case studies and data sources.

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Comments Due: Open Until Further Notice

Agency Information Collection Activities: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (“PRA”) clearance for the information collection requirements in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (“COPPA Rule” or “Rule”), which will expire on January 31, 2019.

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Comments Due: March 6, 2019

Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: Consumer Privacy and Data Security

The FTC seeks comments in connection with its upcoming hearing examining the FTC’s authority to deter unfair and deceptive conduct in data security and privacy matters.

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Comments Due: March 13, 2019

Agency Information Collection Activities: Health Breach Notification Rule

The FTC seeks public comment on its proposal to extend, for three years, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Health Breach Notification Rule. That clearance expires on March 31, 2019.

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Comments Due: April 8, 2019

Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: Broadband Markets

The FTC seeks comments in connection with its upcoming hearing examining developments in U.S. broadband markets, technology, and law since the FTC staff’s 2007 Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy report and the FTC staff’s 1996 Competition Policy in the New High-Tech Global Marketplace report.

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Comments Due: May 31, 2019

Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: Privacy of Consumer Data

The FTC seeks comments in connection with its upcoming hearing examining the privacy of consumer data, a daily topic of news headlines, public discourse, and policy debates around the globe.

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Comments Due: May 31, 2019

Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: International Engagement

The FTC seeks comments in connection with its upcoming hearing exploring the FTC’s international role in light of globalization, technological change, and the increasing number of competition, consumer protection, and privacy laws and enforcement agencies around the world.

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Comments Due: May 31, 2019