Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Settles with FTC, Agrees to Stop Making Overly Broad and Misleading ‘Made...

Home products and kitchen wares company Williams-Sonoma Inc. has agreed to stop making false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims that all of its Goldtouch Bakeware products, its Rejuvenation-branded products, and...

FTC Warns Nine VoIP Service Providers and Other Companies against ‘Assisting and Facilitating’...

Federal Trade Commission staff sent letters to nine Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers and other companies warning them that “assisting and facilitating” illegal telemarketing or robocalls related...

FTC to Resume Processing HSR Early Termination Requests on March 30

The Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, will resume the practice of granting early termination of the HSR Act’s waiting periods when both...

FTC Extends Comment Deadline for Endorsement Guides Review to June 22

The Federal Trade Commission is extending by sixty days the deadline to submit comments as part of the agency’s review of its Endorsement Guides. The deadline was originally April...

FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to the Energy Labeling Rule

Amendments would create consumer EnergyGuide labels for portable air conditioners The Federal Trade Commission has approved a Federal Register notice (FRN) seeking public comments on proposed changes to the agency’s...

FTC Chairman Joe Simons Outlines the Agency’s Approach to Safeguarding Consumers during the...

Commission will be flexible with firms working to provide important goods and services Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons issued a statement on the agency’s continuing efforts to protect consumers...

FTC Returns More than $3.1 Million to Victims of Student Loan Debt Relief and...

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling more than $3.1 million to consumers who were victims of a student loan debt relief and credit repair scheme.   Strategic Student...

FTC Acts to Stop False and Unsubstantiated Claims for Wagner OEX Brake Pads

Federal-Mogul Motorparts lacked evidence that its pads out-performed competitors’ products Michigan-based Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC (Federal-Mogul) has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission administrative complaint alleging that it made unsubstantiated...

Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department Announce Expedited Antitrust Procedure and Guidance for Coronavirus...

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division today issued joint statement detailing an expedited antitrust procedure and providing guidance for collaborations of businesses working...

FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Background Services Provider over Allegations Related to...

The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with a New York company over allegations it misrepresented its participation in and compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy...

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AA20-073A: Enterprise VPN Security

Original release date: March 13, 2020SummaryAs organizations prepare for possible impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many may consider alternate workplace options for their...

Competition Press Releases

Joint FTC and DOJ Letter Raises Concerns about California Assembly Bill 1541, which would...

The staff of Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, and Bureau of Competition, together with the staff of the Antitrust...

FTC Imposes Conditions on Danaher Corporation’s Acquisition of GE Biopharma

Merger likely to reduce competition in highly concentrated markets that supply biopharmaceutical companies with key inputs Danaher Corporation has agreed to divest assets to settle...

FTC Submits Comment on Final Information Blocking Rule to the Department of Health &...

The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a statement in support of certain changes made by the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office...