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An Internet company that provides shopping cart software to online merchants has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it rented personal information about merchants’ customers to marketers, knowing that such disclosure contradicted merchant privacy policies. The settlement will...
Petition to reopen and set aside order: The Commission has received a petition to reopen and set aside an existing consent order from Entergy-Koch, LLC (EKLP), in connection with FTC Docket No. C-3998.
A mortgage company identified during a nationwide sweep monitoring compliance with federal privacy laws has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to adequately protect customers’ personal and financial information. In late 2004, the FTC charged the company with violating the Gramm...
The Federal Trade Commission and Spain’s Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) today signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote enhanced cooperation and information-sharing on spam enforcement activities. Officials from both agencies will cooperate to address the...
The Federal Trade Commission has released a study on the strength of competition in the sale of prescription contact lenses. Congress required the study under the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA), which was enacted to promote competition in the contact lens market by enhancing...
The Federal Trade Commission and Mexico’s consumer protection agency, the Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Profeco), today signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote enhanced cooperation in the fight against cross-border fraud. This memorandum marks the first time the FTC...
Commission approval of Federal Register notice: The Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice announcing the regulatory review of two rules scheduled for 2005, as well as its revised 10-year schedule for reviewing rules and guides overall.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged three related dietary supplement companies located in Norcross, Georgia, their corporate officers, and a physician with deceiving consumers through deceptive advertising for their weight-loss and erectile dysfunction products. The case is part of the agency’...
The three nationwide consumer reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – today announced the Web address, toll-free telephone number, and postal address consumers can use to request a free annual credit report. Beginning December 1, 2004, consumers in 13 Western states will be able...

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