FTC Returns More than $708,000 to Consumers and Businesses Tricked Into Paying for...

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 3,615 checks totaling $708,586 to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other consumers who were tricked into paying for overpriced office supplies—including light bulbs...

FTC Seeks Comments on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule

FTC to host workshop on COPPA in October as part of initiative In light of continued rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on the effectiveness...

FTC Approves Stipulated Order Settling Charges against Gerber Products Company

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in October 2014 alleging that Gerber Products Company, also doing business as Nestlé Nutrition, deceptively advertised that feeding Good Start Gentle formula...

FTC to Host Half-Day “Nixing the Fix” Workshop Focusing on Repair Restrictions Tomorrow in...

WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission is hosting Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions, to examine how manufacturers may limit repairs by consumers and repair shops and whether those...

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc to Pay $50 Million to Consumers, Settling FTC Charges that...

FTC alleges company used anticompetitive tactics to impede competition from lower-cost generics Reckitt Benckiser Group plc has agreed to pay $50 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it...

FTC Stops Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme, Charges Operators with Misleading Consumers

Operators allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $23 million The Federal Trade Commission has stopped a student loan debt relief scheme, alleging it bilked more than $23 million from...

After Healthcare System Sanford Health Abandons Acquisition of North Dakota Healthcare Provider Mid Dakota...

Following the decision last week of Sanford Health to abandon its proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic, the Federal Trade Commission has dismissed its case challenging the transaction through...

FTC Returns More than $380,000 to Victims of Business Coaching and Development Services Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,177 checks totaling more than $380,000 to people who paid for purported business coaching services that were marketed as a way to help...

D-Link Agrees to Make Security Enhancements to Settle FTC Litigation

Commission alleged the company failed to secure its routers and Internet-connected cameras Smart home products manufacturer D-Link Systems, Inc., has agreed to implement a comprehensive software security program in order...

FTC and Partners Sponsor “Back-to-Basics” Advertising and Data Security Workshop in Atlanta

The Federal Trade Commission and its regional partners will hold a public workshop in Atlanta on Thursday, August 15, 2019, on truth-in-advertising basics and data security compliance.Designed for business...

Consumer Protection

US CERT ALERTS

AA19-168A: Microsoft Operating Systems BlueKeep Vulnerability

Original release date: June 17, 2019Summary The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this Activity Alert to provide information...

AA18-337A: SamSam Ransomware

Competition Press Releases

Pharmaceutical Agreement Filing Procedures Updated

Modernized with electronic filings and updated for agreements related to biologics The Federal Trade Commission is modernizing the process for filing agreements under the Medicare...

International Competition Network Adopts Framework for Competition Agency Procedures and Recommended Practices on Investigative...

At its annual conference, the International Competition Network (ICN) established a Framework on Competition Agency Procedures (CAP) that reflects the commitment by its participants...

Administrative Law Judge Upholds FTC’s Complaint Challenging Consummated Merger of Companies that Make Microprocessor...

In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission complaint challenging the consummated merger of...