Statutes Enforced or Administered by the Commission

The Commission has enforcement or other responsibilities under more than 70 laws. They appear, below, with the Commission’s primary statutes (the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Clayton Act) listed first followed by all other statutes in alphabetical order.

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U.S. Safe Web Act

Mission:

Competition

Consumer Protection

Law:

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.