Statutes Enforced or Administered by the Commission

The Commission has enforcement or administrative responsibilities under more than 70 laws. The agency’s primary statutes, the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Clayton Act, appear first followed by all of the other statutes in alphabetical order. The links for the statutes primarily are to, which updates the statutes on a regular basis. Please note, however, that the FTC cannot guarantee the accuracy of any particular statute or statute link at any particular time.

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U.S. Safe Web Act



Consumer Protection


Pub. L. No. 109-455, 120 Stat. 3372, extended by Pub. L. No. 112-203, 126 Stat. 1484, codified at 15 U.S.C. §§ 41 et seq.

This Act, amending the FTC Act, provides the FTC with a number of tools to improve enforcement regarding consumer protection matters, particularly those with an international dimension, including increased cooperation with foreign law enforcement authorities through confidential information sharing and provision of investigative assistance. The Act also allows enhanced staff exchanges and other international cooperative efforts.

Congress reauthorized the SAFE Web Act in 2012. See Public L. No. 112-203, 126 Stat. 1484.