FTC, California Office of Privacy Protection to Co-Host Workshop for Businesses on Best Practices for Protecting Personal Information and Securing Data

The Federal Trade Commission and the California Office of Privacy Protection will co-host a half-day public workshop in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, on how businesses can secure personal information and protect the privacy of consumers and employees. The workshop, “Protecting Personal Information: Best Practices for Business,” is presented in partnership with the […]

FTC, California Office of Privacy Protection to Co-Host Workshop for Businesses on Best Practices for Protecting Personal Information and Securing Data

The Federal Trade Commission and the California Office of Privacy Protection will co-host a half-day public workshop in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, on how businesses can secure personal information and protect the privacy of consumers and employees. The workshop, “Protecting Personal Information: Best Practices for Business,” is presented in partnership with the […]

Commission Denies Petition Regarding Use of Term “Cultured” to Describe Laboratory-created Gemstones; Commission Approves Federal Register Notice Regarding Fees to Access the National Do Not Call Registry

Commission denial of petition from jewelry industry trade associations – The Commission has denied a petition submitted by the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) and 10 other jewelry industry trade associations requesting that the FTC amend the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (Guides), 16 C.F.R. Part 23. As detailed in the petition, […]

Commission Denies Petition Regarding Use of Term “Cultured” to Describe Laboratory-created Gemstones; Commission Approves Federal Register Notice Regarding Fees to Access the National Do Not Call Registry

Commission denial of petition from jewelry industry trade associations – The Commission has denied a petition submitted by the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) and 10 other jewelry industry trade associations requesting that the FTC amend the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (Guides), 16 C.F.R. Part 23. As detailed in the petition, […]

FTC, University of Washington School of Law Clinic to Host Town Hall Meeting to Explore Contactless Payment

For Release July 21, 2008   WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission and the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law will co-host a day-long Town Hall meeting on the campus of the University of Washington to examine emerging uses of contactless payment devices and their implications, including security […]

FTC, University of Washington School of Law Clinic to Host Town Hall Meeting to Explore Contactless Payment

For Release July 21, 2008   WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission and the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law will co-host a day-long Town Hall meeting on the campus of the University of Washington to examine emerging uses of contactless payment devices and their implications, including security […]

Invention Promoters Will Pay $10 Million to Settle FTC Charges

The owners of an invention promotion operation have agreed to pay $10 million in consumer redress to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers across the country. The settlement includes a cash payment of $6.9 million, plus other property valued at $3.1 million. According to the FTC, the defendants charged up to $12,000 […]

FTC Challenges Pernod Ricard’s Proposed Acquisition of V&S Vin & Sprit

The Federal Trade Commission today issued a complaint charging that Pernod Ricard’s (Pernod) proposed $9 billion acquisition of Swedish spirits company V&S Vin & Sprit (V&S) would be anticompetitive and in violation of U.S. antitrust laws because it would effectively combine the two most popular brands of “super-premium” vodka sold nationwide, Absolut and Stolichnaya. To […]

FTC Obtains Court Order Halting Credit Repair Scheme Charged with False Claims and Other Law Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a credit repair company and its owner with violating federal law by falsely promising to remove derogatory information from consumers’ credit reports – even if the information is accurate and not obsolete. At the Commission’s request, a federal court has issued a temporary order stopping the defendants’ practices until […]

FTC Obtains Court Order Halting Credit Repair Scheme Charged with False Claims and Other Law Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a credit repair company and its owner with violating federal law by falsely promising to remove derogatory information from consumers’ credit reports – even if the information is accurate and not obsolete. At the Commission’s request, a federal court has issued a temporary order stopping the defendants’ practices until […]