Legal Resources

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.

National Do Not Call Registry Annual Report - 2003 and 2004

October 4, 2005

Annual report to Congress from the FTC providing an overview of the operation of the National Do-Not-Call Registry in FY 2003 and 2004.

Cigarette Sales and Marketing Expenditures Report - 2003

August 9, 2005

Report on cigarette sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2003.

Top Etailers' Compliance With CAN-SPAM's Opt-Out Provisions

August 1, 2005

Report on top e-tailers compliance with CAN-SPAM's opt-out provisions determined that 89 percent are honoring requests to halt future mailings.

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report - 2005

July 29, 2005

Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 2004 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.

Fraud and Identity Theft Complaints Received by the Federal Trade Commission From Consumers Age 50 and Over: A Commission Staff Report to the Special Committee On Aging, United States Senate

July 25, 2005

Report to the Senate Special Committee on Aging detailing patterns of complaints regarding fraud and identity theft from consumers age 50 and older.

Perspectives on Marketing, Self-Regulation, and Childhood Obesity

July 14, 2005

Workshop on self-regulation and marketing food and beverages to children. Convened representatives from the food and beverage industry, media and entertainment companies, medical and nutrition experts, consumer groups, advertising specialists, and other key experts.

CAN-SPAM Act Report - 2005

June 17, 2005

2005 CAN-SPAM Act report to Congress.

US SAFE WEB Act: Protecting Consumers from Spam, Spyware, and Fraud

June 1, 2005

Legislative recommendation to Congress regarding the US SAFE WEB Act.

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act Report - 2005

May 3, 2005

Fourth annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2004.

Weight-Loss Advertising Survey Report

April 11, 2005

Report on survey which reviewed the nature and frequency of weight-loss advertising for certain products available over-the-counter running on television and radio or in newspapers and magazines.

Strength of Competition in the Sale of Rx Contact Lenses: An FTC Study

February 15, 2005

Findings of a study on the strength of competition in the sale of prescription contact lenses.

Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Technology: Consumer Protection and Competition Issues

December 15, 2004

Workshop to assess the impact of peer-to-peer file-sharing technology on consumers and businesses.

FACT Act Interim Report - 2004

December 9, 2004

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

Email Authentication Summit

November 19, 2004

Summit hosted by the FTC and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology that provided a forum for discussion of the market's development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems.

Cigarette Sales and Marketing Expenditures Report - 2002

October 22, 2004

Report on cigarette sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2002.

CAN-SPAM Informant Reward System

September 16, 2004

Report assessing whether and how a system that rewards members of the public for tracking down spammers would or could help improve enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Protecting Consumer Interests in Class Actions

September 13, 2004

Workshop exploring whether certain aspects of the class action mechanism can be revised, reformed, enhanced, or improved to protect the interests of consumer class members.

Consumer Fraud in the United States: An FTC Survey

August 5, 2004

Report about 2003 survey of fraud in the United States showing that nearly 25 million adults – 11.2 percent of the adult population – were victims of fraud.