Legal Resources

Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures Report - 2002 through 2005

April 26, 2007

Report on smokeless tobacco sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2002 through 2005.

Proof Positive: New Directions for ID Authentication

April 23, 2007

Workshop exploring the role of authentication processes in preventing identity theft. Discussion focused on technological and policy requirements for developing better authentication processes, including the incorporation of privacy standards and consideration of consumer usability.

Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Fifth Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries

April 12, 2007

Fifth 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."

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report - 2007

March 23, 2007

Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 2006 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.

Implementing the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Report

February 27, 2007

Report to Congress on the first five years of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy

February 13, 2007

Workshop on issues raised by legal and regulatory determinations that providers of certain broadband Internet services are not subject to the FCC's common carrier regulations. Discussion addressed the potential effects of network neutrality regulation on innovation and competition.

Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Federal Reserve Board - 2006

January 26, 2007

Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2006 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

Negative Option Marketing

January 25, 2007

Workshop to analyze the marketing of goods and services through offers with negative option features. The workshop addressed the pros and cons of such offers, discussed online marketing of such offers, and explored ways to make effective disclosures when such offers are made online.

FACT Act Interim Report - 2006

December 5, 2006

Interim report about the accuracy and completeness of information in consumers’ credit reports and methods for improving the accuracy and completeness of such information.
 

Protecting Consumers in the Next Tech-ade

November 6, 2006

Hearings exploring how convergence and globalization of commerce impact consumer protection, examining changes that have occurred in marketing and technology over the past decade, and discussing challenges and opportunities for consumers, businesses, and governmental bodies.

New York Hispanic Fraud Prevention Forum

September 27, 2006

Forum focused on the nature and extent of consumer fraud in the Hispanic community and developing law enforcement and consumer education strategies for addressing these problems.

Fair Credit Reporting Act Dispute Process Report

August 9, 2006

FTC and Federal Reserve Board joint report to Congress on compliance with the consumer dispute provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

National Do Not Call Registry Annual Report - 2005

July 21, 2006

Annual report to Congress from the FTC providing an overview of the operation of the National Do-Not-Call Registry in FY 2005.

Social Networking Sites: FTC Testimony

June 28, 2006

Prepared Statement by Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives, Washington D.C.

Protecting Consumers in the New Mortgage Marketplace

May 24, 2006

Workshop exploring consumer protection issues arising from the emergence of "nontraditional" or "alternative" mortgage products in the United States residential mortgage marketplace.

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act Report - 2006

May 1, 2006

Fifth annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2005.

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report – 2006

April 14, 2006

Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in the preceding year under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.

Perspectives On Marketing, Self-Regulation, & Childhood Obesity: Report

February 2, 2006

FTC and Department of Health and Human Services joint report recommending concrete steps that industry can take to change their marketing and other practices to make progress against childhood obesity.

Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Federal Reserve Board - 2005

January 26, 2006

Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2005 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.