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Apr 3

Esign Public Workshop: Electronic Signatures In Global And National Commerce Act

This workshop was part of the FTC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) effort to gather information to report to Congress on the benefits and burdens of å¤ 101(c)(1)(C)(ii) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act ("...
Apr 3

Predatory Lending Forum

The FTC's Northeast Regional Office hosted a public forum focusing on illegal "predatory" lending practices that often exploit lower-income and minority borrowers and frequently target elderly homeowners. The Predatory Lending Forum brought together about 300 consumer advocates,...
Mar 13

The Information Marketplace: Merging and Exchanging Consumer Data

The FTC hosted a public workshop that explored how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information and how such information is used commercially. The FTC explored how detailed consumer profiles -- i.e., compilations of identifying information, preference information,...
Feb 6

Public Roundtable: Dispute Resolution for Online Business-to-Consumer Contracts

The FTC held a roundtable discussion to discuss: 1) recommendations by business and consumer groups regarding the use of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") for online consumer disputes; and 2) a proposed provision in the Preliminary Draft Convention on Recognition and Enforcement...
Jan 30

Etail dEtails: Seminar on Internet Marketing

The FTC and the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) presented a seminar for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar, led by FTC staff, was designed to ensure e-tailers understand and comply with the FTC rules...
Dec 11

The Mobile Wireless Web, Data Services and Beyond: Emerging Technologies and Consumer Issues

The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise.
Oct 23

Identity Theft Victim Assistance Workshop

The FTC held a public workshop to identify relevant issues and examine potential solutions associated with assisting victims of identity theft. The FTC's workshop was the first in a series of three, following up on the work begun at the National Summit on Identity Theft hosted by the...
Jun 29

Workshop on Competition Policy in the World of B2B Electronic Marketplaces

The FTC held a public workshop to examine issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") electronic marketplaces.
May 31

Workshop on Slotting Allowances and Other Grocery Marketing Practices

Slotting allowances are the lump-sum, up-front payments that manufacturers of food items often pay in order to get new products on supermarket shelves. The goals of the workshop were to provide a forum for manufacturers, retailers, and other interested parties to exchange views on...
Jan 11

Public Forum on the Telemarketing Sales Rule: "Do-Not-Call"

The public forum reviewed the "do-not-call" provision of the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). The "do-not-call" provision prohibits sellers or telemarketers from calling persons who have previously stated that they do not wish to be called. This forum was the first in a series of...
Nov 18
Nov 8

Online Profiling Public Workshop

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA") of the United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop on "online profiling," the practice of aggregating information about consumers' preferences and interests,...
Nov 4

Public Forum: Advertising and Marketing Long-Distance Services

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convened a joint public forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The forum provided an opportunity for...
Sep 13

Workshop: Market Power and Consumer Protection Issues Involved with Encouraging Competition in the U.S. Electric Industry

In recent years, states and the federal government have taken steps to encourage restructuring and competition in the electric industry, including the elimination of regulatory barriers. The intent of this workshop, which was jointly convened by the FTC, the National Council on...
Jun 8

U.S. Perspectives on Consumer Protection in the Global Electronic Marketplace

The workshop explored various issues that online consumers confront as they buy goods or services from foreign businesses. These issues concern questions of what laws apply to direct, international business-to-consumer transactions, where disputes are heard, and which governments have...
May 20

Workshop to Address Proposed Changes to FTC Pay-per-call Rule

The FTC published proposed amendments to the Pay-per-call Rule, including provisions to combat telephone bill "cramming" - inserting unauthorized charges on consumers' phone bills - and other abuses in the sale of products and services that are billed to the telephone, including...
May 14

Interpretation of Rules and Guides for Electronic Media

The conference explored how the Commission's rules and guides apply to electronic media, including the Internet, e-mail and CD-ROMs.
Mar 17

Joint Venture Roundtables

Oct 16

Commerical Weight-Loss Products and Programs

The FTC, the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a public conference to examine issues arising from the increased prevalence of overweight persons in the...
Jul 28

Public Workshop on Franchise Rulemaking

These conferences were intended to serve several purposes: (1) To allow Commission staff and interested parties the opportunity to discuss openly issues raised in the ANPR and in the comments to the ANPR; (2) to offer the general public an opportunity to make statements on the record...