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The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed changes to its Jewelry Guides. The Guides (formally, the “Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries”) provide advice to businesses on how to avoid making deceptive claims about precious metal, pewter, diamond,...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced final amendments to its Fuel Rating Rule. The Rule determines the fuel rating that appears on fuel pump labels, how octane levels are calculated, and helps drivers make informed decisions about what fuel to use when they fill up their vehicles.
Brief of the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stating that the district court erred in dismissing a class action complaint alleging that a collection bureau hired by a private parking lot operator to collect unpaid parking fees violated the Fair...
Participants in an alleged credit card “laundering” scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally helped provide access to payment networks, thereby enabling scammers to place bogus charges on consumers’ credit cards. “Our investigation didn’t stop with the...
If what looks to be an article, video, or game is really an ad – but it’s not readily identifiable to consumers as such – the FTC has another word for it: deceptive. Ads that blur the line between advertising and content have long been a consumer protection concern under Section 5 of...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued an enforcement policy statement explaining how established consumer protection principles apply to different advertising formats, including “native” ads that look like surrounding non-advertising content.
When consumers updated Java SE, which has been installed on more than 850 million computers, Oracle Corporation promised “safe and secure access to the world of amazing Java content” and stated that the updates had “the latest . . . security improvements.” But according to a...
Oracle has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers about the security provided by updates to its Java Platform, Standard Edition software (Java SE), which is installed on more than 850 million personal computers. Under the terms of a proposed consent order,...
FTC alleged company violated order’s information security requirements, misled consumers with deceptive advertising
Some operators of websites and online services directed at children would do well to learn a lesson that youngsters often know: ask permission before using something that’s not yours.
Como parte de un acuerdo con la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), dos desarrolladores de aplicaciones pagarán un total de $360,000 en concepto de multas administrativas por los cargos que les imputan la infracción de la Ley de Protección de la Privacidad Infantil en...
Two app developers will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties as part of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission over charges they violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, Rule. The terms of the settlements with LAI Systems, LLC, and Retro Dreamer, require the...
LifeLock pagará $100 millones de dólares para resolver los cargos por desacato presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) que le imputan la infracción de los términos de una orden expedida por una corte federal en el año 2010 que establece que la compañía debe...
The law may not authorize the use of light sabers, but to protect consumers and ensure that companies comply with existing orders, the FTC will use the forces within its power. It’s a lock that the agency’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock – one of the largest redress orders of...

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