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Keeping Up With Kids’ Apps graphic – click the image to view full-size. The graphic is also available in a Spanish version . For parents, the growing universe of mobile applications targeted at kids can be overwhelming. Knowing which app is the right fit for your family poses a major challenge to...
Press Release: FTC Staff Revises Online Advertising Disclosure Guidelines
The Federal Trade Commission today released new guidance for mobile and other online advertisers that explains how to make disclosures clear and conspicuous to avoid deception. Updating guidance known as Dot Com Disclosures, which was released in 2000, the new FTC staff guidance, .com Disclosures:...
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy agency, issued a staff report recommending ways that key players in the rapidly expanding mobile marketplace can better inform consumers about their data practices. The report makes recommendations for critical players in the mobile...
Public Event: The Big Picture: Comprehensive Online Data Collection
December 6, 2012
Archived Webcast - segment 1/4 Archived Webcast - segment 2/4 Archived Webcast - segment 3/4 Archived Webcast - segment 4/4 Consumer protection organizations, academics, business and industry representatives, privacy professionals, and others examined the technological landscape, benefits and risks...
Case: CarePatrol, Inc.
Case: Google Inc.
Case: CVS Caremark Corporation
Case: Spokeo, Inc.
May 30, 2012
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...
Public Event: The Economics of Drip Pricing
May 21, 2012
Drip pricing is a pricing technique in which firms advertise only part of a product’s price and reveal other charges later as the customer goes through the buying process. The additional charges can be mandatory charges, such as hotel resort fees, or fees for optional upgrades and add-ons. Drip...
April 26, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers. This event brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, government regulators, technologists, and academics to examine a wide...
Case: IMM Interactive, Inc.
Case: Willms, Jesse, et al.
Case: DLXM LLC, et al.
Case: Dunlevy, Charles
Closing Letter: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
December 16, 2011
Press Release: FTC Warns That Rapid Expansion of Internet Domain Name System Could Leave Consumers More Vulnerable to Online Fraud
The Federal Trade Commission today sent a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that oversees Internet domain names, expressing concern that the organization's plan to dramatically expand the domain name system could leave consumers more...
Closing Letter: Hyundai Motor America
November 16, 2011
Closing Letter: Provide Commerce, Inc. (ProFlowers)
April 21, 2011
Press Release: FTC Forum in May 2011 Will Examine Ways to Protect Consumers From "Cramming" of Unauthorized Charges on Their Phone Bills
The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on May 11, 2011, in Washington, DC, examining how the government, businesses, and consumer protection organizations can work together to prevent consumers from being hit with unauthorized third-party charges on their phone bills, a practice known as “...
Press Release: FTC Staff Issues Privacy Report, Offers Framework for Consumers, Businesses, and Policymakers
Case: EchoMetrix, Inc.