Reasons for Settlement
This statement accompanies the Consent Decree executed by defendant Hershey Foods Corporation, in settlement of an action brought to recover penalties and other equitable relief from the defendant for engaging in acts or practices in violation of the Commission's Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, 16 C.F.R. Part 312 (the "Rule").
Pursuant to Section 5(m)(3) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. § 45(m)(3)), the Commission hereby sets forth its reasons for settlement by entry of a Consent Decree and injunction:
For the foregoing reasons, the Commission believes that the settlement by entry of the attached Consent Decree with Hershey Foods Corporation is justified and well within the public interest.