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Rule Summary: Fair Packaging and Labeling Act: Regulations Under Section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA or Act), enacted in 1967, directs the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations requiring that all "consumer commodities" be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity, and name and place of business of...
Public Event: Cross-Device Tracking
November 16, 2015
Not long ago, consumers accessed the Internet primarily through the browser on their desktop or laptop PC. While the PC remains a fixture for many, today’s typical consumer relies on a variety of different connected devices to navigate their daily lives. Examples include consulting a traffic app on...
Closing Letter: Machinima, Inc.
September 2, 2015
Closing Letter: Windermere Cay
July 30, 2015
Case: BurnLounge, Inc.
Defendant spent backers’ money on personal expenses
After reviewing numerous national television and print advertisements, staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to more than 60 companies – including 20 of the 100 largest advertisers in the country – that failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print ads...
Rule Summary: Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule
The Rule, issued in 1975, requires sellers who solicit buyers to order merchandise through the mail, via the Internet, or by phone to have a reasonable basis to expect that the sellers can ship within the advertised time frame, or, if no time frame is specified, within 30 days. The Rule also...
Case: PCCare247 Inc., et al.
Case: Finmaestros, LLC, et al.
Case: Kobeni Inc.
Case: Wise Media, LLC, et al.
Public Statement: Oracle Corporation (SPARC T5 Server)
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Press Release: FTC Native Advertising Workshop on December 4, 2013 Will Explore the Blurring of Digital Ads With Digital Content
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC to examine the practice of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, referred to as “native advertising” or “sponsored content.” Increasingly, advertisements that more...
Press Release: Jesta Digital Settles FTC Complaint it Crammed Charges on Consumers' Mobile Bills Through 'Scareware' and Misuse of Novel Billing Method
Global mobile marketer Jesta Digital, LLC, will provide refunds to a large number of consumers and pay an additional $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission as part of a settlement with the FTC , which alleged that Jesta crammed unwanted charges onto consumers’ cell phone bills. According to...
Case: Kelly, Henry Nolan
Public Event: Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions
June 4, 2013
On June 4, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public forum to examine the state of mobile security. Mobile technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, provide consumers with an always-connected and convenient means of engaging in their daily activities, including email, shopping,...