Federal Trade Commission
The Information Marketplace:
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop on March 13, 2001 that explored how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information and how such information is used commercially.
The Commission explored how detailed consumer profiles -- i.e., compilations of identifying information, preference information, purchasing habits, and other information related to a particular consumer -- are created and used by entities other than third-party Internet advertising networks. In particular, the Commission considered whether and how consumer profiles are created through the merger and exchange of data between companies, regardless of whether the data at issue is collected or used online or offline, and how such profiles are used commercially. The workshop educated the Commission and the public about current business practices and emerging technologies.
Videotapes of the workshop can be ordered from:
Valerie Yoscak, Sales Representative
15237 Display Court
Rockville, Maryland 20850
(301) 217-0000 x115
(301) 217-0044 (fax)
The cost of the video will be $75 plus shipping. All shipping is based on the destination, shipping method and the weight of the package. Video Labs accepts all major credit cards. Orders can be placed via telephone, facsimile or email. From receipt of each order, please allow 48-72 hours to prepare each order for shipping.