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Press Release: FTC Native Advertising Workshop on December 4, 2013 Will Explore the Blurring of Digital Ads With Digital Content
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC to examine the practice of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, referred to as “native advertising” or “sponsored content.” Increasingly, advertisements that more...
September 11, 2013
Case: DrJays.com, Inc.
Case: Eminent, Inc.
August 1, 2013
Case: Kelly, Henry Nolan
Case: A+ Financial Center, LLC
July 8, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission’s revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule took effect today, giving parents greater control over the online collection of their children’s personal information. The revised COPPA rule culminates more than two years of review by the agency to modernize the...
Closing Letter: Toy Quest, Inc.
June 28, 2013
Public Event: Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection
June 6, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will host a joint roundtable on June 6, 2013, to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process. The event will bring together consumer advocates, credit issuers, collection industry members, state...
WARNING: Don't be fooled by callers asking for money who pretend to be employed by or on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission or helping to refund money recovered by the Commission. When the Commission seeks refund for consumers through its law enforcement efforts, it does not ask consumers to...
Public Event: Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions
June 4, 2013
On June 4, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public forum to examine the state of mobile security. Mobile technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, provide consumers with an always-connected and convenient means of engaging in their daily activities, including email, shopping,...
June 3, 2013
Press Release: FTC Submits Comment on "Certified Sustainable Seafood" Label
The Federal Trade Commission, in response to a request for public comment from the Marine Stewardship Council, submitted a comment explaining factors the MSC should consider to ensure that its “Certified Sustainable Seafood” label complies with the FTC Act and the agency’s Environmental Marketing...
Public Statement: Letter from Mary K. Engle, Associate Director, Division of Advertising Practices, to Andrea C. Levine, Esq. , Director, Senior Vice President, National Advertising Division, Council for Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
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Press Release: FTC Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Ban Payment Methods Favored in Fraudulent Telemarketing Transactions
In an ongoing effort to protect consumers from deceptive telemarketing, the Federal Trade Commission seeks public comment on proposed amendments to strengthen the Telemarketing Sales Rule’s protections against bogus charges and services. The Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announced...
Case: Skyy Consulting, Inc.
Public Statement: Letter from Mary K. Engle, Associate Director, Division of Advertising Practices, to David G. Mallen, Esq., Deputy Director, National Advertising Division, Council for Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
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May 8, 2013
Public Event: Senior Identity Theft: A Problem in This Day and Age
May 7, 2013
The FTC brought together experts from government, private industry, and public interest groups to discuss the unique challenges facing victims of senior identity theft. The forum included panels on different types of senior identity theft – tax and government benefits, medical, and long-term care...
The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements...
Press Release: FTC Votes Unanimously to Retain July 1 Date for Implementation of the Updated Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to retain the July 1, 2013 date for implementation of the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. In a letter to industry organizations that had requested that the Commission reconsider the July 1 date, the Commission noted that...
Press Release: FTC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Changes to Textile Labeling Rules; FTC Closes Investigations of 3 Football Helmet Manufacturers; FTC to Host Roundtable on Possible Changes to Jewelry Industry Marketing Guides
FTC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Changes to Textile Labeling Rules The Federal Trade Commission is proposing changes to its Textile Labeling Rules , which require that certain textiles sold in the United States carry labels disclosing the generic names and percentages by weight of the fibers in...
Closing Letter: Xenith, LLC
April 30, 2013
Closing Letter: Schutt Sports, Inc.
April 30, 2013