FTC Announces Tentative Agenda for December 14 Open Commission Meeting

Today, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that an open meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. The open meeting will commence at 1 p.m. ET and will begin with time for members of the public to address the Commission.

The following items will be on the tentative agenda for the Commission meeting:

Business Before the Commission:

Regulatory Review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims: The Commission will vote on whether to publish a Federal Register notice commencing a regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, known as the “Green Guides.” The Green Guides outline principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims, as well as guidance regarding specific categories of marketing claims. This review is part of the Commission’s periodic review of its guides.

Data Security Presentation: The Chief Technology Officer’s team will give a presentation on the FTC’s efforts to refine its approach to data security by building on the solid foundations of safety engineering and a set of controls that address risks systemically. These principles reflect the Commission’s efforts to keep pace with technological developments, learn from past experiences, and strengthen remedies to address root causes, even as technologies evolve.

At the start of the meeting, Chair Khan will offer brief remarks and will then invite members of the public to share feedback on the Commission’s work generally and bring relevant matters to the Commission’s attention. Members of the public must sign up for an opportunity to address the Commission virtually at the December 14 meeting.

Each commenter will be given two minutes to share their comments. Those who cannot participate during the event may submit written comments or a link to a prerecorded video through a webform. Speaker registration and comment submission will be available through December 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

The FTC’s public meeting agendas will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven days prior to the Commission’s next monthly meeting. A link to the event will be available on December 14, shortly before the meeting starts, via FTC.gov. The event will be recorded, and the webcast and any related comments will be available on the Commission’s website after the meeting. The Commission retains discretion to make public comments available following the event on ftc.gov.

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