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FTC Brings First Case Against Developers of “Stalking” Apps

Settlement resolves charges that Retina-X’s products created security vulnerability and violated consumers’ privacy

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Operators of Phantom Debt Scheme Permanently Banned From Debt Collection under Settlement with FTC

The operators of a scheme that conned consumers into paying non-existent debts will be permanently banned from the debt collection business and from misleading consumers about debt in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission . The FTC filed a complaint against Global Asset Financial Services...
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FTC Comment to Texas Medical Board Raises Competitive Concerns about Proposed Rule Imposing Additional Supervisory Requirements on Texas-Certified Nurse Anesthetists

The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Medical Board raising concerns that the board’s Proposed Rule § 193.13 could harm competition by impeding access to surgical and other health care services that require anesthesia or related services. The proposed rule would...
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FTC Obtains Record $191 Million Settlement from University of Phoenix to Resolve FTC Charges It Used Deceptive Advertising to Attract Prospective Students

The University of Phoenix (UOP) and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, will settle for a record $191 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive advertisements that falsely touted their relationships and job opportunities with companies such as AT&T,...
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Operators of Tech Support Scam Settle FTC Allegations they Tricked Consumers into Buying Computer Repair Services

A Utah-based company and its owner are permanently banned from offering tech support products and services to consumers as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission resolving allegations that their scheme tricked consumers into believing their computers were infected with viruses in...

Coming Events

Jan 9
District Of Columbia

Non-Competes in the Workplace: Examining Antitrust and Consumer Protection Issues

On January 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop to examine whether there is a sufficient legal basis and empirical economic support to promulgate a Commission Rule that would restrict the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee employment contracts...
Jan 28
District Of Columbia

You Don't Say: An FTC Workshop on Voice Cloning Technologies

On January 28, 2020, staff of the Federal Trade Commission will examine voice cloning technologies that enable users to make near-perfect reproductions of a real person’s voice. Advances in artificial intelligence and text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis have allowed researchers to create a...
Jul 21
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2020

The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...

Past Events

Dec 11
Virginia

Cmr. Wilson guest speaker at George Mason University "FTC vs. Facebook" event

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will speak at the Global Antitrust Institute and Program on Economics & Privacy event “FTC vs. Facebook: A Discussion with FTC Commissioner Wilson.” George Mason University, Van Metre Hall, Rm. 113, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA, 3:00 p.m...
Dec 10

Cmr. Chopra speech at 7th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will speak at the 7th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference titled “Europe’s digital leadership beyond 2020.” American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, 53 Avenue des Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 11:45am Central European Standard Time...
Dec 10
District Of Columbia

Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a public workshop on December 10, 2019 to discuss issues affecting the accuracy of both traditional credit reports and employment and tenant background screening reports.