Joint report from the FTC and the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration regarding the benefits and burdens of the "reasonable demonstration" requirement of the consumer consent provision contained in the recently enacted Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN).
Review of complaint data, law enforcement, and consumer education with regards to the Franchise and Business Opportunity Program.
Workshop hosted by the FTC and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.
Workshop examining selected issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") and business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic marketplaces.
Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A Six Month Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game IndustriesApril 24, 2001
Six-month 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 gathering information to report to Congress on the benefits and burdens of a section of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act that authorizes use of an electronic record to send legally required information to consumers under certain circumstances.
Forum convened consumer advocates, bankers, state and federal regulators, and New York homeowners and senior citizens to explore legislative, legal and community-based initiatives to combat predatory lending.
Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 2000 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.
Workshop exploring how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information and how such information is used commercially. Discussion focused on how detailed consumer profiles are created and used by entities other than third-party Internet advertising networks.
Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2000 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.
Roundtable discussing recommendations by business and consumer groups regarding the use of alternative dispute resolution for online consumer disputes.
Seminar for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar was designed to ensure e-tailers understand and comply with the FTC rules regarding e-tailing.
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 examining emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise.
Workshop to identify relevant issues and examine potential solutions associated with assisting victims of identity theft. This was the first in a series of three workshops on identity theft.
Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game IndustriesSeptember 11, 2000
Report on the marketing to children of violent entertainment by the motion picture, music recording and electronic game industries.
Second part of report on online profiling by network advertisers.
Report on tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide testing of cigarettes manufactured and sold in the United States in 1998.
Report describes the nature of online profiling practices, consumer privacy concerns about these practices, and the Commission's efforts to address these concerns.
Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 1998 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.