Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modifying order against California-based real estate data and analytics company CoreLogic Inc., to address deficiencies in the company’s compliance with a 2014 order.

Washington, DC - In a comment to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about potential safety issues associated with Internet-connected consumer products, staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) warned that poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices could pose a consumer safety hazard and outlined ways to mitigate such risks.

Washington, DC - Operators of a get-rich-quick scheme have agreed to a permanent ban on marketing or selling certain types of software as part of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the defendants deceived consumers by falsely claiming they could earn big money working online by using products marketed as “secret codes.”

Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) introduced the Fight Illicit Networks and Detect (FIND) Trafficking Act of 2018 (H.R. 6069). This bipartisan bill would require the Comptroller General of the United States to study how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to facilitate sex or drug trafficking and propose regulatory and legislative actions to put an end to these illicit activities. Through the Comptroller General’s findings and proposals, Congress would craft legislative solutions to regulate the use of virtual currencies to prevent crimes such as sex trafficking and illegal drug sales.

Washington, DC - Today, Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by members of the Congressional Club, visited the Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Washington, DC - Seventeen Nominations Sent to the Senate: