Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising Staff Report and Proposed Revised Trade Regulation RuleAugust 1, 2004
Staff analysis of the rule amendment record and its recommendations as to the form of the final revised Franchise Rule.
Effectiveness of "Opt-Out" Disclosures In Pre-Screened Credit Card Offers: A Report Submitted to the CommissionJuly 27, 2004
An FTC-commissioned consumer study which shows that opt-out notices that would be required by the proposed rule are significantly more effective than notices currently used to notify consumers of their opt-out right.
Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A Fourth Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game IndustriesJuly 8, 2004
Fourth 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."
Report to Congress on the Comission's enforcement actions against companies that engage in pretexting – the practice of obtaining financial information from consumers under false pretenses.
Workshop exploring both current and anticipated uses of radio frequency identification (RFID) as well as the associated consumer privacy and security concerns.
Report to Congress in response to CAN-SPAM Act requiring the establishment of a National Do Not Email Registry.
Workshops hosted by the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime on strategies for effective and high impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud.
Third annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2003.
Workshop exploring the issues associated with software that, without the consumer’s knowledge, aids in gathering information about a person or organization or asserts control over a computer.
Report that examines possible anticompetitive barriers to e-commerce in the contact lens market.
Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 2003 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.
Effect of Mortgage Broker Compensation Disclosures on Consumers and Competition: A Controlled ExperimentFebruary 27, 2004
Report presents the results of a study that examines the mortgage broker compensation disclosure proposed by HUD, as well as two alternative versions.
Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2003 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.
Workshop to examine issues relating to the marketing of violent entertainment to children. The workshop discussed the state of self-regulation in the entertainment industry and children’s access to products rated as potentially inappropriate or labeled with a parental advisory.
Report of a study evaluating consumer perception of testimonials and disclosures
Report on regulatory coordination in federal telemarketing laws.
2003 FTC alcohol report on the impact on underage consumers of ads for flavored malt beverages, and follow-up on industry self regulation efforts recommended in 1999 report.
Overview of the FTC's identity theft program from October 1998 - September 2003.
Report on direct shipment of wine to consumers.
Workshop examining the costs and benefits to consumers and businesses of the collection and use of consumer information.