Tag: Bureau of Consumer Protection

If your clients make environmental claims, the FTC staff just sent 20 warning letters you’ll want to tell them about. The subject is doggie bags and leftovers – but not that kind of doggie bag and definitely not that kind of leftover.
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 20 manufacturers and marketers of dog waste bags that their “biodegradable,” “compostable,” and other environmental claims may be deceptive. The letters, which the staff sent after examining the companies’ environmental, or “green,”...
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2016 budget request, which includes the FY 2016 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2015 and FY 2016, and Performance Report for FY 2014, as required under the Government Performance and Results and Modernization...
“Today’s decision by the D.C. Circuit is a victory for consumers. It is in keeping with established law that advertisers who market products for serious health conditions must have rigorous science to back up those claims...”
The Federal Trade Commission has taken action for the first time against two car title lenders, reaching settlements that will require them to stop their use of deceptive advertising to market title loans.
She’s got a competition clutch with four on the floor And she purrs like a kitten ‘til the lake pipes roar. And if that ain’t enough to make you flip your lid, There's one more thing. I got the pink slip, Daddy.
Por primera vez, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), ha tomado medidas contra dos prestadores que otorgan préstamos sobre el título de propiedad de carros, logrando acuerdos resolutorios que les exigirán que cesen de usar anuncios engañosos para publicitar sus préstamos...
An Ohio funeral home operator has agreed to pay a civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for violating the agency’s Funeral Rule, which requires funeral providers to provide information consumers need to compare prices and buy only the funeral services and goods they want.
Following a public comment period and review of AgeCheq, Inc.’s second proposed Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule verifiable parental consent method, the Federal Trade Commission has denied the company’s application. 
This post about the FTC’s law enforcement action against Craig Brittain will be a little different. No bullet points parsing the nuances of complaint allegations. No tips and takeaways for savvy marketers. No admonitions about industry best practices. Given that the “industry” in...
An overview of the FTC’s enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer outreach and business guidance in the areas of privacy and data security, from January 2014-December 2014.
The operator of an alleged “revenge porn” website is banned from publicly sharing any more nude videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he will have to destroy the intimate images and personal...
The principal owners of two Florida-based online diploma mills are permanently banned from marketing and selling academic degrees under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
Nota: Se realizará una teleconferencia para los medios de comunicación con la Directora del Buró de Protección del Consumidor, Jessica Rich, tal como se indica a continuación: Fecha: 28 de enero de 2015 Hora: 1:30 p.m. Hora del Este Las líneas de la teleconferencia, exclusivamente para los medios...
Certain advertising terms are bound to attract consumer attention: “free,” “no diet or exercise required” – and for people in the market for mobile data plans, “unlimited.” The FTC’s settlement with TracFone Wireless will return $40 million to consumers whose unlimited service was...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich will occur as follows: Date: January 28, 2015 Time: 1:30 p.m. ET Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Director Rich and FTC staff will be available to take...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a modified 10-year regulatory review schedule.
In a comment submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, the directors of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Bureau of Economics, and Office of Policy Planning write that, in their view, no legal barriers or policy considerations prevent common carriers from...
We’ve all been talking about the Internet of Things – the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet to send and receive data.

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