FTC Acting Chairman Reports on Small Business Guidance, Regulatory Reform Efforts

The FTC, under the leadership of Maureen K. Ohlhausen, held public roundtables for small business leaders and worked to reduce excessive regulations.

1/23/2018 10:00 AM

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FTC Acting Chairman Reports on Small Business Guidance, Regulatory Reform Efforts

Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released a summary of the agency’s major accomplishments one year after being named to lead the agency, the FTC reports in a news release.

“Building upon the work of the first six months of her tenure, the FTC pursued vigorous enforcement of competition and consumer protection laws, promoted economic liberty, and extended the agency’s efforts to protect consumer privacy,” it states.

“In the past year, the commission has actively pursued its mission to protect consumers and promote competition while avoiding undue burdens on legitimate businesses,” Ohlhausen said in the news release. “American consumers, military members and law-abiding businesses deserve and expect nothing less from us. The agency has had a large, positive impact over the last 12 months and we have effectively focused agency resources where they will best serve the public good.”

Highlights on the FTC’s efforts to help small businesses and reduce regulations include:

  • Boosting its efforts to provide help and guidance to small businesses by hosting a series of public roundtables in various cities to discuss the challenges facing small businesses in protecting the security of their computers and networks. The FTC’s Engage, Connect, and Protect Initiative: Small Business and Data Security Roundtables held with the Small Business Administration, other federal partners, industry associations, and small business communities provided education and guidance for small businesses on cybersecurity issues.
  • The FTC worked to reduce excessive regulations and bureaucracy that create significant burdens on the public. The commission announced internal process reforms in the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection to lessen the burden of information requests and improve transparency in commission investigations.

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FTC Acting Chairman Reports on Small Business Guidance, Regulatory Reform Efforts

Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released a summary of the agency’s major accomplishments one year after being named to lead the agency, the FTC reports in a news release.

“Building upon the work of the first six months of her tenure, the FTC pursued vigorous enforcement of competition and consumer protection laws, promoted economic liberty, and extended the agency’s efforts to protect consumer privacy,” it states.

“In the past year, the commission has actively pursued its mission to protect consumers and promote competition while avoiding undue burdens on legitimate businesses,” Ohlhausen said in the news release. “American consumers, military members and law-abiding businesses deserve and expect nothing less from us. The agency has had a large, positive impact over the last 12 months and we have effectively focused agency resources where they will best serve the public good.”

Highlights on the FTC’s efforts to help small businesses and reduce regulations include:

  • Boosting its efforts to provide help and guidance to small businesses by hosting a series of public roundtables in various cities to discuss the challenges facing small businesses in protecting the security of their computers and networks. The FTC’s Engage, Connect, and Protect Initiative: Small Business and Data Security Roundtables held with the Small Business Administration, other federal partners, industry associations, and small business communities provided education and guidance for small businesses on cybersecurity issues.
  • The FTC worked to reduce excessive regulations and bureaucracy that create significant burdens on the public. The commission announced internal process reforms in the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection to lessen the burden of information requests and improve transparency in commission investigations.

Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


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