Workshop focused on revitalizing consumer and business education on phishing, which uses deceptive spam that appears to be coming from legitimate, well-known sources to trick consumers into divulging sensitive or personal information.
Annual report to Congress from the FTC providing an overview of the operation of the National Do-Not-Call Registry, which provides consumers with an effective means to limit unwanted telemarketing calls.
2008 FTC alcohol report about the effectiveness of the alcohol industry's voluntary guidelines for advertising and marketing to underage audiences.
Town Hall exploring the evolving mobile commerce (Mcommerce) marketplace and its implications for consumer protection policy. This meeting built on a 2006 hearing which examined technological and business developments expected to shape consumers' experiences over the next ten years.
Report to Congress from the Department of Justice, Department of Education, and the FTC to provide an update of their activities to combat financial aid fraud and an assessment of the nature and quantity of financial aid fraud during the previous year.
Workshop that examined developments in green packaging claims and consumer perception of such claims. This workshop is one component of the Commission's regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims.
Staff report highlighting the challenges of consumer protection in the face of emerging and evolving technologies in the next ten years.
Workshop examining the emerging market for carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates, and related advertising claims. This workshop is one component of the Commission's regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims.
Town Hall on consumer protection issues raised by the practice of tracking consumers' activities online to target advertising. This meeting built on a 2006 hearing which examined technological and business developments expected to shape consumers' experiences over the next ten years.
Report about 2005 survey of fraud in the United States showing that 30.2 million adults – 13.5 percent of the adult population – were victims of fraud.
The FTC and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly sponsored a forum allowing members of the food and media industries and self-regulatory groups to report on their progress in implementing initiatives addressing food and beverage marketing to children.
Event that convened experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, consumer advocates, and academics to explore consumer protection issues surrounding spam, phishing, and malware.
Report looks at television ad exposure for children in the year 2004 and compares it to similar research from 1977.
Workshop that provided an opportunity to discuss consumers' perspectives on rebates and challenges businesses face when they offer rebates. Explored "best practices" in the offering and fulfillment of rebates.
Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Fifth Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game IndustriesApril 12, 2007
Fifth follow-up report to a September 2000 Report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries."
Workshop on issues raised by legal and regulatory determinations that providers of certain broadband Internet services are not subject to the FCC's common carrier regulations. Discussion addressed the potential effects of network neutrality regulation on innovation and competition.
Workshop to analyze the marketing of goods and services through offers with negative option features. The workshop addressed the pros and cons of such offers, discussed online marketing of such offers, and explored ways to make effective disclosures when such offers are made online.
Hearings exploring how convergence and globalization of commerce impact consumer protection, examining changes that have occurred in marketing and technology over the past decade, and discussing challenges and opportunities for consumers, businesses, and governmental bodies.
Forum focused on the nature and extent of consumer fraud in the Hispanic community and developing law enforcement and consumer education strategies for addressing these problems.
Annual report to Congress from the FTC providing an overview of the operation of the National Do-Not-Call Registry in FY 2005.