FTC, Department of Education Ed Tech Workshop to Focus on Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Education will co-host a workshop focusing on privacy issues related to education technology. WHEN: Friday, December 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 pm EST WHERE: Constitution Center400 7th St., SWWashington, DC 20024 WHO: Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and Department of Education […]

Supplement Sellers Settle FTC, State of Maine False Advertising Charges

A health products company and its owner have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Maine that they deceived consumers with promises that their products could treat everything from arthritis to memory loss. The proposed federal court order announced today bars the defendants from engaging in a wide range […]

FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlements with Companies that Falsely Claimed Participation in Privacy Shield

The Federal Trade Commission gave final approval to settlements with three companies that deceived consumers by falsely claiming participation in the European Union-United States Privacy Shield framework. In separate complaints, the FTC alleges that human resources software company Decusoft, LLC, printing services company Tru Communication, Inc. (doing business as TCPrinting.net), and Md7, LLC, which manages […]

FTC Approves Final Consent Order against Owners of CSGO Lotto Website

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling its first-ever case against individual social media influencers, the owners of the CSGO Lotto website. The Commission’s September 7, 2017 complaint charged Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, two online influencers who are widely followed in the gaming […]

FTC Releases Agenda for Workshop on Informational Injury

The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for its December 12, 2017 workshop examining questions about the injuries consumers suffer when information about them is misused. Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will provide opening remarks at the workshop. The event will include panel discussions focused on the types of negative outcomes that can […]

FDIC Announces Webinar on Resources for Accessing Affordable Mortgage Credit

FIL-61-2017 November 27, 2017 FDIC Announces Webinar on Resources for Accessing Affordable Mortgage Credit Printable Format: FIL-61-2017 – PDF (PDF Help) Summary: The FDIC is hosting a webinar on December 8, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will highlight the FDIC’s Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide, and panelists will discuss state […]

FTC Halts the Deceptive Practices of Academic Journal Publishers

A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Federal Trade Commission, temporarily halting the deceptive practices of academic journal publishers charged by the agency with making false claims about their journals and academic conferences, and hiding their publishing fees, which were up to several thousand dollars. The preliminary injunction against OMICS Group […]

FTC Requires Retail Fuel Station and Convenience Store Operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to Divest 3 Fuel Stations in Alabama as a Condition of Acquiring Jet-Pep, Inc.

Retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has agreed to divest three fuel stations in Alabama to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ACT’s proposed acquisition of Jet-Pep, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law. The FTC’s settlement with ACT preserves competition in Brewton, Monroeville, and Valley, Alabama by requiring the company to […]

FTC Issues Annual Report On Ethanol Market Concentration 2017

The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2017 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.” As in prior years, the 2017 report concludes that “the low level of concentration […]

Online Lingerie Marketer Prohibited from Deceiving Shoppers About Negative-Option Programs

An online lingerie marketer has agreed to return more than $1.3 million to customers to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived shoppers who enrolled in a negative-option membership program offering discounts and other benefits, and made it hard for them to cancel their memberships. According to the FTC, AdoreMe Inc.’s “VIP” membership program […]