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
FTC workshop to examine the economic implications of drip pricing, the practice of advertising only part of a product’s price and reveal other charges later as the customer goes through the buying process
FTC workshop to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers
Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Businesses and PolicymakersMarch 26, 2012
FTC report calling for privacy by design, simplified choices for businesses and consumers, and greater transparency about information collection and use
Report listing the top consumer complaints received by the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Database in 2011
FTC staff report featuring the results of a survey of mobile apps for children and concluding that app stores and app developers don’t provide parents with the information they need to determine what data is being collected from their children, how it’s being shared, or who will have access to it.
FTC annual report on Do Not Call registration and complaints
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
Forum on how the government, businesses, and organizations can work together to prevent consumers from being victimized by unauthorized third-party charges on their telephone bills, a practice known as “cramming"
"Congratulations, You’re a Winner!": Lottery, Prize, and Sweepstakes Scams and the Role of Money Transfer ServicesMay 2, 2011
A public workshop to examine strategies for protecting consumers from lottery, prize, and sweepstakes scams, and other forms of fraud that use money transfers as the method of payment.
Public workshop to examine how debt collectors are using new technologies and how this affects consumers
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.
Report analyzing consumer complaints received by the FTC in 2010, including a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints and complaint data by state and metropolitan area
Activities of the Federal Trade Commission Under the Truth In Lending Act, the Consumer Leasing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act During 2010February 1, 2011
Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities regarding the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, Consumer Leasing Act, and Truth in Lending Act, including a discussion of FTC activities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Interim Report to Congress describing progress on a national study examining the accuracy of credit reports.
Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and PolicymakersDecember 1, 2010
A preliminary staff report proposing a framework to balance the privacy interests of consumers with innovation that relies on consumer information to develop beneficial new products and services, including the implementation of a “Do Not Track” mechanism.
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.