FTC Announces Loot Box Consumer Protection Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it plans to hold a public workshop in August 2019 that will examine consumer protection issues related to video game “loot boxes.” What are Loot Boxes Loot boxes are in-game rewards players can purchase while...

Student Loan Debt Relief Operators Banned by FTC

Student Loan Debt Relief Operators Banned by FTC According to the Federal Trade Commission, two alleged Florida-based student loan debt relief schemes have been banned from the debt relief business as part of settlements with the FTC.  The cases involves allegations...

Senate to Host FTC Oversight Hearing

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security will host a hearing titled “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission” on November 27, 2018. The subcommittee will examine whether the FTC should have increased authority...