Reasons for Settlement
This statement accompanies the Consent Decree executed by defendants Mrs. Fields' Original Cookies, Inc., Mrs. Fields' Holding Company, and Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Inc., in settlement of an action brought to recover penalties and other equitable relief from the defendants for engaging in acts or practices in violation of the Commission's Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule), 16 C.F.R. Part 312 (the "Rule").
Pursuant to Section 5(m)(3) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. § 45(m)(3)), the Commission hereby sets forth its reasons for settlement by entry of a Consent Decree and injunction:
For the foregoing reasons, the Commission believes that the settlement by entry of the attached Consent Decree with Mrs. Fields' Original Cookies, Inc., Mrs. Fields' Holding Company, and Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Inc. is justified and well within the public interest.