Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly.The Federal Trade Commission Act was one of President Woodrow Wilson's major acts against trusts. Trusts and trust-busting were significant political concerns during the Progressive Era. Since its inception, the FTC has enforced the provisions of the Clayton Act, a key antitrust statute, as well as the provisions of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq.
Posts about Federal Trade Commission
    • The Dark Web: What you and your business need to know

      During a recent meeting at Prince Law Offices, P.C., we were discussing ransomware and the dark web. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently posted a helpful description of the dark web and how it may impact you and your business. You probably have heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses.

      Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • CAN-SPAM: Is the FTC Poised For Major Changes?

    … The FTC has asked interested parties to address a wide variety of questions concerning its CAN-SPAM rules, including whether the rule provides any benefits to consumers. Where might this lead? HISTORY OF CAN-SPAM RULES The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (or “CAN-SPAM”) went into effect on January 1, 2004…

    Brann & Isaacson- 18 readers -
  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    …, and other highly sensitive information. The product manual and set-up wizard don’t explain these defaults and don’t make it clear to users what’s going on. The company could have reduced the possibility of unauthorized access by configuring its default settings in a more secure fashion. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Stick with Security: FTC Providing Insights on Data Security Practices

    … As part of its ongoing efforts to help businesses ensure they are taking reasonable steps to protect and secure consumer data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is publishing a series of blog posts using hypothetical examples based on lessons from closed investigations, FTC law enforcement actions, and questions from businesses. These new posts…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 14 readers -
  • FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

    … generated by the roundtables will be used to help the FTC and its partners provide additional education and guidance for small business owners on cybersecurity issues. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • Is the USPTO really contacting your company? Maybe not.

    … If your business has taken steps to protect your intellectual property with patents or trademarks, you’ve probably had correspondence or communications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). But some businesses report receiving letters or emails that look to be from the USPTO, but really aren’t. Prince Law Offices, P.C., the Federal…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Someone Stole your Phone?

    … Identity theft can happen to anyone. Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article based on a true story from one if its fraud investigators who had her phone stolen. She provided tips you can take to protect your digital identity: Smart Phone: Lock your phone. Use at least a 6-digit passcode on your device, or use…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

    … Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through 16 civil and criminal (yes, criminal) actions announced as part of Operation Tech Trap. Tech…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 7 readers -
  • Identity Theft in Texas: Laws and Consequences

    … Demystifying Identity Theft in Texas Identity theft has increased rapidly because the popularity of online transactions makes it easy to steal a person’s identity. According to records from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2014, 7 percent of Americans aged above 16 years were victims of identity theft. In 2009, reports by the Federal Trade…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 19 readers -
  • Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

    … questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with policies, prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • FTC Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

    … Following its recent workshop on Ransomware – malicious software that denies access to computer files until the victim pays a ransom – the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering tips on how consumers and businesses can protect devices and respond to ransomware. The FTC offers How to defend against ransomware to help consumers. Businesses can…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • FTC Issues Long–Awaited Patent Troll Study

    … entities. The FTC divided the troll universe into two types: Portfolio PAEs, which negotiate broad licenses to extensive portfolios; and Litigation PAEs, which generally file infringement lawsuits, then extract nuisance–value settlements. Litigation PAEs accounted for 96% of the litigation generated by the PAEs studied. The Commission further…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 8 readers -
  • FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practices

    … that is has acquired a nickname, “pay-for-delay”, and stopping this practice has become a top priority for the FTC. This practice has evolved as a result of Hatch-Waxman litigation, known colloquially as Orange Book litigation. Oftentimes, generic manufacturers have to file lawsuits to compel branded drug companies to release expired patents on name…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 13 readers -
  • National Consumer Protection Week

    … Prince Law Offices, P.C. and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — working with more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations — will spotlight efforts to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft and other consumer issues during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6-12, 2016. For 18…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
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