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The staff of the Federal Trade Commission will extend the public comment period for “Dot Com Disclosures: Information About Online Advertising,” the business education publication that discusses how federal advertising law applies to advertising and sales on the Internet.  Last month, the FTC staff announced that it was seeking public comment to assist it in updating the business education.  [Read May 26, 2011 news release here.]  At the request of a stakeholder, the comment deadline has now been extended for 30 days until August 10, 2011.

Interested parties can submit written comments electronically or in paper form.  [Submit comment electronically by clicking here.]  Hard-copy comments should be mailed or delivered to:  Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex I), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580.  The FTC requests that any comment filed in paper form near the end of the public comment period be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions.

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(Dot Com Disclosures NR)

Contact Information

Betsy Lordan
Office of Public Affairs

Richard Cleland
Bureau of Consumer Protection