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FTC, FDA Send Warning Letters to Seven Companies about Unsupported Claims that Products Can Treat or Prevent Coronavirus

The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have sent warning letters to seven companies allegedly selling unapproved products that may violate federal law by making deceptive or scientifically unsupported claims about their ability to treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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FTC Data Shows Jump in Coronavirus-related Complaints from Consumers

Consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission related to the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) have surged in recent weeks. Since the beginning of the year, the FTC has received more than 7,800 coronavirus-related reports from consumers, double what they were about a week ago. The top...
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FTC Announces September 22 Workshop on Data Portability

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability. Data portability gives consumers more control over their data, allowing them to move data—such as emails,...
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FTC Sends More Than $1 Million in Refunds to Victims of Invention Promotion Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling more than $1 million to consumers targeted by a bogus invention promotion business that failed to deliver on the services it promised, and bullied consumers who tried to complain. According to the FTC, consumers paid Scott Cooper and his...
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FTC Extends Comment Deadline for Funeral Rule Review to June 15

The Federal Trade Commission is extending by sixty days the deadline to submit comments as part of the agency’s review of its Funeral Rule. The deadline was originally April 14, 2020; it is now June 15, 2020 . The FTC announced in February that it would accept comments on a wide range of issues...

Coming Events

May 13
District Of Columbia

Information Security and Financial Institutions: FTC Workshop to Examine Safeguards Rule

The workshop will explore some of the issues raised in response to amendments the FTC has proposed making to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program. In 2019,...
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...
Sep 22
District Of Columbia

Data To Go: An FTC Workshop on Data Portability

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.

Past Events

Mar 18
District Of Columbia

Vertical Merger Guidelines Workshop - CANCELED

The workshop will be the second in a two-part series hosted together with the Department of Justice. The two workshops will allow for a dynamic discussion about the proposed guidelines to complement the written public comments about the proposed guidelines that were submitted to the...
Mar 16

FTC Cmr Slaughter & FCC Cmr Starks Hold Field Hearing on 5G, AI, Privacy, and the New Civil Rights Fights - POSTPONED

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will co-host a field hearing with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks on the intersecting roles of their agencies in promoting equity for 5G technology and big data. Wayne State University School of Law, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W....
Mar 13

Cmr. Wilson keynote remarks at "Digital Platforms: Innovation, Antitrust, Privacy & the Internet of Things" conference

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will provide keynote remarks on Antitrust, IP and Big Data at the “Digital Platforms: Innovation, Antitrust, Privacy & the Internet of Things” conference hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law. University...