A national workshop to explore the use of big data and its impact on American consumers, including low-income and underserved consumers
An overview of the FTC’s enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer outreach and business guidance in the areas of privacy and data security, from January 2013-March 2014.
FTC report on the data broker industry, recommending that Congress consider enacting legislation to make data broker practices more visible and transparent to consumers and to give consumers greater control over the personal information that data brokers collect and share about them
As part of the FTC's Spring 2014 Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues, an event to consider the privacy and security implications of the growing trend for consumers to research health conditions online, upload personal health records, and use apps and devices that collect and transmit health information
A public workshop to consider possible updates to the FTC's Care Labeling Rule for apparel and other products
Fourth major study on alcohol industry compliance with self-regulatory guidelines, including those designed to address concerns about youth access to alcohol marketing.
As part of the FTC's Spring 2014 Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues, an event to consider data brokers' practice of offering companies scores to predict trends and the behavior of their customers
As part of the FTC's Spring 2014 Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues, an event to consider the practice of retailers and other businesses to track consumers' movements throughout and around retail stores and other attractions using technologies that identify signals emitted by their mobile devices.
Workshop to explore the consumer protection ramifications of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, often called "native advertising" or "sponsored content"
Workshop to explore the privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of consumer devices, including cars, appliances, and medical devices
A public roundtable to consider possible changes to the FTC's Jewelry Guides
Joint FTC-CFPB roundtable to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process
A public forum to address malware, viruses and similar threats facing users of smartphones and other mobile technologies
National forum to explore how ID theft affects older Americans, including discussions of medical identity theft, tax- and government benefits-related ID theft, and the special issues facing consumers who live in assisted living or nursing homes
A national roundtable to examine mobile cramming, unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills
Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule: A Staff Report on Recommendations to the Commission On Proposed AmendmentsApril 29, 2013
A staff report on proposed amendments to the Mail Order Rule
Undercover mystery shopper survey follow-up to September 2000 Report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries"
An FTC staff report today highlighting key issues facing consumers and companies as they adopt mobile payment services
Report analyzing consumer complaints received by the FTC in 2012, including a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints and complaint data by state and metropolitan area
FTC study of the U.S. credit reporting industry