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FTC

abbr.
Federal Trade Commission

FTC

Federal Trade Commission.
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Noun1.FTC - an independent agency of the United States federal government that maintains fair and free competitionFTC - an independent agency of the United States federal government that maintains fair and free competition; enforces federal antitrust laws; educates the public about identity theft
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
Office of Inspector General, OIG - the investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission
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The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) Bureau of Consumer Protection has filed a comment with the Federal Communications Commission on the FCC's proposed privacy rule for broadband internet access service providers.
(https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/youtube_complaint.pdf) The announcement  Wednesday by the FTC claims that YouTube breached the personal data privacy of young users, which requires giving "notice to parents and obtain their verifiable consent before collecting children's personal information online."
The settlement was approved by the FTC in a 3-2 vote, sources told US media.
In a statement, the Control Yuan said the settlement agreement took the FTC only 10 months to reach, replacing an earlier decision that the commission spent two years and eight months making after an investigation that ended in the imposition of a massive fine for Qualcomm's violation of Taiwan's anti-trust law.
The FTC also issues reports, conducts research, and hosts events to discuss emerging issues in consumer privacy and security.
"If talks break down, the FTC could take the matter to court in what would likely be a bruising legal fight," said the report.
Facebook and the FTC are currently in discussion over the actual and final amount of the fine, which is yet to be finalised.
The FTC's exact findings in its Facebook investigation and the total amount of the fine, which the agency's five commissioners have discussed at a private meeting in recent weeks, have not been finalized, two of the people said.
The prosecution has been investigating allegations that a number of former FTC senior officials have violated the act to get jobs or sign consulting contracts with large firms after quitting the watchdog.
"I'd heard about FTC fuel pellets from several people who belong to the same club as me.
The FTC Act contains no explicit definition of "common carrier." (3) However, "common carrier" is defined in the Communications Act of 1934 as "any person engaged as a common carrier for hire, in interstate or foreign communication by wire or radio or interstate or foreign radio transmission of energy." (4) Pursuant to the Communications Act of 1934, the FCC enjoys regulation and enforcement capabilities of common carriers.