Legal Resources

Privacy Online: Fair Information Practices in the Electronic Marketplace

May 22, 2000

Report on the effectiveness of self-regulation in protecting consumer privacy on the Internet.

On-Line Profiling

November 8, 1999

Workshop on "online profiling," the practice of aggregating information about consumers' preferences and interests, gathered primarily by tracking their movements online, and using the resulting consumer profiles to create targeted advertising on Web sites.

Protection of Children's Privacy on the World Wide Web: FTC Testimony

September 22, 1998

Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission, presented by Chairman Robert Pitofsky before the Subcommittee on Communications of the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, United States Senate.

Online Privacy: A Report to Congress

June 13, 1998

A comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of self-regulation as a means of protecting consumer privacy online.

Consumer Privacy on the Global Information Infrastructure

June 4, 1996

Workshop to bring consumers and businesses together to address consumer privacy issues posed by the online marketplace.

Consumer Protection and the Global Information Infrastructure

April 10, 1995

Workshop to bring consumers and businesses together to address consumer privacy issues posed by the online marketplace.