Report to The Boss

It’s time for the FTC to recap the past year for The Boss. (We mean taxpayers, not Bruce Springsteen.) The FTC’s Annual Highlights is in an online format this time — be sure to check out the message from FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez — but it’s still packed with stats 'n' charts to show what we’ve been doing to protect America’s consumers.

The Highlights cover a dozen key areas — from Challenging Deceptive Advertising and Protecting Consumer Privacy to Trending in Technology and Fostering Competition & Innovation. Although we think they speak in a more vivid format this time, the numbers still speak for themselves:

  • 109 actions filed
  • 125 orders obtained
  • $741 million in redress or disgorgement ordered
  • $63 million in civil penalties ordered
  • 2 new rulemakings
  • 13 new reports.

Take a look and and let us know what you think.


| Comment Policy

Leave A Comment

Don't use this blog to report fraud or deceptive practices. To file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, please use the FTC Complaint Assistant.

PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT: It is your choice whether to submit a comment. If you do, you must create a user name, or we will not post your comment. The Federal Trade Commission Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act authorize this information collection for purposes of managing online comments. Comments and user names are part of our public records system, and user names are also part of our computer user records system. We may routinely use these records as described in our Privacy Act system notices. For more information on how we handle information that we collect, please read our privacy policy.