FTC Reports Increase in E-Cigarette Advertising and Sales

Flavored disposable devices comprise 71 percent of sales. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its third report on nationwide e-cigarette sales and advertising, which showed an increase in…

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Federal Agencies Call for AI Fairness, Equality, and Justice Compliance

The statement intends to address potential discrimination through automated systems. The Department of Labor issued a joint statement along with the Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,…

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FTC Rejects Parental Consent Mechanism Amid COPPA Rule Compliance Effort

Facial age estimation technology proposal rejected as age verification methods are considered. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has rejected, without prejudice, an application by the Entertainment Software Rating…

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FTC Supports Qualcomm’s Decision to Abandon Acquitision of Autotalks Ltd

The director says it “will preserve innovation and price competition.” Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Competition Director Henry Liu recently affirmed Qualcomm Inc.’s decision to withdraw from…

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FTC to Hold Advisory Group Meeting to Prevent Scams Against Seniors

Government and private sector officials will discuss effective scam prevention methods in the meeting. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an online meeting of the Scams Against Older…

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10 States Join FTC Suit Against “Sham” Cancer Charity

The organization raised over $18 million over 5 years only providing 1 percent to cancer patients. This week, ten states joined the Federal Trade Commission in suing the…

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President’s Administration Continues to Address Late Credit Payment Fees

Interagency cooperation and new provisions focus on consumer protection from fee hikes. Multiple agencies in President Biden’s administration recently announced partnerships to address price hikes and industry “junk…

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FTC Files Complaint Against H&R Block for Deceptive Marketing

The company also deleted users’ tax information when they sought a lower-cost filing option. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pursuing action against H&R Block for deceptive marketing…

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FTC Sues to Block Grocery Chain Merger

Some state attorneys general join the effort to stop Kroger from merging with Albertsons. Nine state attorneys general joined a lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this…

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FTC Wins Judgment Against Simple Health Plans for Fraudulent Practices

Court decision bars company and CEO from healthcare marketing, orders restitution to consumers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured a $195 million judgment against Simple Health Plans…

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