Some sprucing up

We've done a little renovating around the BCP Business Center.  Nothing major like adding a rumpus room or finishing the basement.  Just a few updates in response to your suggestions.

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Collection deception

On classic episodes of the Tonight Show, affable sidekick Ed McMahon sought guidance from Johnny Carson's all-knowing Carnac character.  But as demonstrated by a recent FTC law enforcement action — which involved a company's misleading reference to the late Mr. McMahon — you don't need a psychic to know that challenging deceptive debt collection practices remains a top priority.

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Watch what happens

It's on now:  the FTC's national workshop In Short:  Advertising & Privacy Disclosures in a Digital World.  How can you get involved?

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Could business ID theft put you out of business?

Identity theft hits millions of Americans each year.  What many business executives don’t know is that ID thieves are using a variation on the crime to prey on legitimate companies.

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To make a long story short

In Short: Advertising and Privacy Disclosures in a Digital World — an FTC workshop to discuss guidance on disclosures in the online and mobile world — is set for May 30, 2012.  This is the latest development in the ongoing conversation about revising the FTC’s 2000 guidance publication, Dot Com Disclosures.

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