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Defendants in a debt collection operation that allegedly sought payment for bogus magazine subscription debts have settled with the Federal Trade Commission.
Drip pricing: It may sound like something involving faulty plumbing fixtures, but it's the practice of advertising only part of a product’s price up front and then revealing other charges as the shopper goes through the buying process. On May 21, 2012, the FTC is sponsoring a...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on May 21 on drip pricing, a pricing technique in which firms advertise only part of a product's price up-front, and then reveal additional charges later as the consumer goes through the buying process. The added charges can be mandatory, such as...
The terms of FTC law enforcement actions apply just to the company in question and the proposed settlement with social network Myspace for alleged privacy-related glitches is no exception. But how should other businesses respond?
Social network site Myspace promised users it wouldn’t share their personally identifiable information in a way that was inconsistent with the reason people provided the info, without first notifying them and getting their approval. The company also said that information used to...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an advisory opinion affirming consumers' rights under the FTC's Holder in Due Course Rule, which protects the rights of consumers who make a purchase using credit obtained through the merchant.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a funeral home with violating the FTC's Funeral Rule, which helps people compare prices and buy only the funeral services and goods they want. The case is part of the FTC's continuing efforts to make sure consumers are treated fairly when arranging a...
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress about the agency’s efforts to protect consumer privacy, including the FTC’s support for implementation of a “Do Not Track” mechanism that would allow consumers to control the tracking of their online activities across websites, and other...
Have you reviewed your company’s privacy policy lately? The FTC’s proposed settlement with social network Myspace serves as a timely reminder to make sure what you tell people about your privacy practices lines up with what actually happens in the day-to-day operation of your...
The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in filing a memorandum brief in support of the constitutionality of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the 1970 law that is designed to protect the privacy of credit report information...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking a civil contempt ruling against the nation's largest third-party billing company, alleging that it placed more than $70 million in bogus "cramming" charges on consumers' phone bills in violation of a previous court order. The FTC is asking a federal court to...
Social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented its protection of users' personal information.
Here’s a compliance tip that extends beyond the narrow facts of the FTC case at hand: If you run into legal trouble and are able to avoid law enforcement action, make sure it doesn’t happen a second time. That’s what business people from every sector can take from the FTC’s...
The FTC just released the preliminary agenda for the May 30, 2012, workshop to consider the need for new guidance for online advertisers about making disclosures. If that’s a topic of interest to your business (and it’s tough to imagine a company not involved in those discussions),...
The operator of a New York City funeral home has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action charging it with a violation of the Funeral Rule, an FTC consumer protection rule designed to give consumers itemized price information so they can buy only the funeral goods and...

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