How do debt collection and credit reporting issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency? That's the subject of a national roundtable hosted by the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
A public workshop to consider possible updates to the FTC's Care Labeling Rule for apparel and other products
Fourth major study on alcohol industry compliance with self-regulatory guidelines, including those designed to address concerns about youth access to alcohol marketing.
A public roundtable to consider possible changes to the FTC's Jewelry Guides
National forum to explore how ID theft affects older Americans, including discussions of medical identity theft, tax- and government benefits-related ID theft, and the special issues facing consumers who live in assisted living or nursing homes
Report analyzing consumer complaints received by the FTC in 2012, including a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints and complaint data by state and metropolitan area
The first empirical study of debt buyers, companies in the business of buying consumer debts and trying to collect on them
Report on cigarette sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2009 and 2010
Report on smokeless tobacco sales, advertising, and promotion for 2009 and 2010
Following up on the FTC's 2000 "Dot Com Disclosures" publication, a national workshop to consider the need for new guidance concerning effecting advertising and privacy disclosures in online and mobile environments
Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Businesses and PolicymakersMarch 25, 2012
FTC report calling for privacy by design, simplified choices for businesses and consumers, and greater transparency about information collection and use
National workshops in Detroit, San Antonio, and Washington, D.C., to explore the consumer protection issues that arise in the sale, financing or leasing of motor vehicles
Workshop on whether to amend the FTC’s Name Guide that lists the common animal names that are allowed on fur labels
Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 2010 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.
FTC staff report recommending that coverage of the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule be expanded to include work-at-home opportunities such as envelope stuffing, medical billing, and product assembly, many of which have not been covered before.
Series of roundtables to examine consumer protection issues in debt collection proceedings against consumers.
Report on cigarette sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2006.
Report on smokeless tobacco sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2006.
Workshop explored proposed changes to the Business Opportunity Rule, including issues relating to the effectiveness of a proposed one-page Business Opportunities Disclosure Form that sellers of business opportunities would be required to provide to prospective purchasers.
Best Practices for Business: Protecting Personal Information and Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags RuleApril 29, 2009
Series of workshops that focused on how businesses can better secure personal information, implement best practices for developing an appropriate data security program, and respond to data breaches and other privacy and security threats.