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Nov 8

Online Profiling Public Workshop

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA") of the United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop on "online profiling," the practice of aggregating information about consumers' preferences and interests,...
Nov 4

Public Forum: Advertising and Marketing Long-Distance Services

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convened a joint public forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The forum provided an opportunity for...
Sep 13

Workshop: Market Power and Consumer Protection Issues Involved with Encouraging Competition in the U.S. Electric Industry

In recent years, states and the federal government have taken steps to encourage restructuring and competition in the electric industry, including the elimination of regulatory barriers. The intent of this workshop, which was jointly convened by the FTC, the National Council on...
Jun 8

U.S. Perspectives on Consumer Protection in the Global Electronic Marketplace

The workshop explored various issues that online consumers confront as they buy goods or services from foreign businesses. These issues concern questions of what laws apply to direct, international business-to-consumer transactions, where disputes are heard, and which governments...
May 20

Workshop to Address Proposed Changes to FTC Pay-per-call Rule

The FTC published proposed amendments to the Pay-per-call Rule, including provisions to combat telephone bill "cramming" - inserting unauthorized charges on consumers' phone bills - and other abuses in the sale of products and services that are billed to the telephone, including...
May 14

Interpretation of Rules and Guides for Electronic Media

The conference explored how the Commission's rules and guides apply to electronic media, including the Internet, e-mail and CD-ROMs.
Mar 17

Joint Venture Roundtables

Oct 16

Commerical Weight-Loss Products and Programs

The FTC, the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a public conference to examine issues arising from the increased prevalence of overweight persons in...
Jul 28

Public Workshop on Franchise Rulemaking

These conferences were intended to serve several purposes: (1) To allow Commission staff and interested parties the opportunity to discuss openly issues raised in the ANPR and in the comments to the ANPR; (2) to offer the general public an opportunity to make statements on the record...
Jun 19

Pay-Per-Call Rule Review Public Workshop

The FTC announced a proposal to revise its Pay-Per-Call Rule (formerly referred to as the 900-Number Rule, 16 CFR Part 308) on October 30, 1998 to revise its Pay-Per-Call Rule. The proposal included, among other things, new provisions that would combat telephone bill cramming --...
Jun 10

Public Workshop on Consumer Privacy

The Workshop addressed four major topics: computerized databases containing identifying information about consumers; unsolicited commercial e-mail; consumers' online privacy; and children's privacy in the online environment. The workshop gathered data for the Congressionally...
Oct 3

Public Forum on Vehicle Buyback Disclosures

On November 8, 1995, a number of consumer groups filed a petition asking the Commission to look into whether vehicles bought back under state lemon laws are being resold without disclosing to subsequent purchasers that the vehicles had been bought back. The state laws vary as to...
Aug 20

Consumer Identity Fraud Meeting

An FTC staff meeting was held to gather and exchange information about the problem of "consumer identity fraud" -- the theft and misuse of consumers' identifying information to establish fraudulent credit accounts. Consumers who have been the victims of this type of fraud, as well as...
Jun 4

Consumer Privacy on the Global Information Infrastructure

The workshop was part of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection's Consumer Privacy Initiative, an ongoing effort to bring consumers and businesses together to address consumer privacy issues posed by the emerging online marketplace.
Mar 26

Workshop on the Use of "Made in USA" Claims in Product Advertising and Labeling

The FTC held a public workshop on whether it should alter its legal standard for evaluating "Made in USA" claims, with representatives from consumer groups, industry, government agencies, labor unions, and other groups participating in an exchange of views. After the workshop, the...
Dec 7

Environmental Marketing Guides Workshop

FTC staff conducted a Public Workshop-Conference to discuss written comments received in response to this Notice of Request for Public Comment. The purpose of the conference was to afford Commission staff and interested parties a further opportunity to openly discuss and explore...
Oct 12

Global and Innovation-Based Competition Hearings

The FTC will hold hearings this fall to address whether there have been broad-based changes in the contemporary competitive environment that require any adjustments in antitrust and consumer protection enforcement in order to keep pace with those changes.
Apr 21

Conference on Preventing Fraudulent Advertising

The FTC, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Association of Attorneys General, and the American Association of Advertising Agencies sponsored a national media seminar to focus on the media's role in preventing fraudulent advertising. The conference brought together...
Apr 18

Workshop On Proposed Telemarketing Sales Rule

The FTC held a public workshop/conference to discuss issues raised in the public comments regarding the FTC's proposed Telemarketing Sales Rule. Participants included representatives from nearly two dozen consumer groups, industry organizations and businesses. The event was open to...

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