The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public workshop to consider the need for new guidance concerning advertising and privacy disclosures in today's online and mobile environments. The workshop addressed online disclosure challenges, including making clear and conspicuous disclosures in social media and mobile marketing and making mobile privacy disclosures. Panelists for the workshop included consumer advocates, representatives of marketers and industry groups, and academics. The workshop was open to the public and available through a live webcast.
Request for Comments
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form. Submission of comments should be captioned: In Short Workshop; FTC Project No P114506. Please note that your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including on the publicly accessible FTC Web site, at www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. Because comments will be made public, they should not include any sensitive personal information, such as any individual's Social Security number; date of birth; driver's license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, comments should not include any ''[t]rade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential,'' as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ''Confidential,'' and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).1 Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form.
Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted at: https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/inshortworkshop, by following the instructions on the web-based form.
A comment filed in paper form should include the reference: In Short Workshop; FTC Project No P114506, both in the text of the comment and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address:
Federal Trade Commission
Office of the Secretary
Room H–113 (Annex Y)
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20580
FN 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted or denied by the Commission's General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest. See 16 CFR 4.9(c).