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December 15, 2004
The workshop is the latest in a series of efforts to assess the impact of new and significant technologies on consumers and businesses. P2P file-sharing technology enables individuals to share files, including music, video, or software. Because the files do not reside in a central location - they...
Public Event: Email Authentication Summit
November 9, 2004
The FTC and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted a summit that brought together technologists and other interested parties to discuss the market's development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems. The Summit...
Case: Bonzi Software, Inc.
There is a related federal case .
Public Event: Hispanic Consumer Outreach Forum
May 12, 2004
The FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime hosted a workshop on strategies for effective and high-impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud. The Consumer Outreach Forum provided the opportunity to learn about the U.S. Hispanic market and...
April 19, 2004
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore the issues associated with the distribution and effects of software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or asserts...
Case: Bonzi Software, Inc.
There is a related administrative case .
Public Event: Information Flows: Costs and Benefits Related To the Collection and Use of Consumer Information
June 18, 2003
The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine the costs and benefits to consumers and businesses of the collection and use of consumer information. In order to facilitate closer examination of the issues, the workshop focused on the collection and use of consumer information for particular commercial...
Public Event: FTC Spam Forum
April 30, 2003
The FTC hosted a public forum to explore the issues regarding the proliferation of and potential solutions to unsolicited commercial email ("UCE" or "spam"). The forum also looked at how the unique qualities of spam contribute to and hinder both fraud and its prosecution.
Report: False Claims in Spam:
Public Event: Public/Private Partnerships to Combat Cross-Border Fraud
February 19, 2003
The FTC held a public workshop on how to build public/private partnerships to combat cross-border fraud against consumers. The workshop explored how the private and public sectors can work together to identify, stop, and bring effective enforcement actions against cross-border fraud operators; any...
Closing Letter: Commercial Alert Response Letter
June 27, 2002
Closing Letter: Earthlink, Inc.
May 31, 2002
Press Release: Joint FTC/Commerce Department Report Released on "Reasonable Demonstration" Requirement of ESIGN
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce's (Commerce) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today released a report they prepared jointly at the request of Congress regarding the benefits and burdens of the "reasonable demonstration" requirement...
May 22, 2001
The FTC and the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus held a public workshop to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.
May 7, 2001
The FTC held a public workshop to examine selected issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") and business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic marketplaces.
March 13, 2001
The FTC hosted a public workshop that explored how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information and how such information is used commercially. The FTC explored how detailed consumer profiles -- i.e., compilations of identifying information, preference information, purchasing habits,...
February 6, 2001
The FTC held a roundtable discussion to discuss: 1) recommendations by business and consumer groups regarding the use of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") for online consumer disputes; and 2) a proposed provision in the Preliminary Draft Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments...
Public Event: Etail dEtails: Seminar on Internet Marketing
January 30, 2001
The FTC and the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) presented a seminar for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar, led by FTC staff, was designed to ensure e-tailers understand and comply with the FTC rules regarding e-tailing.
Closing Letter: DoubleClick Inc.
January 22, 2001
Public Event: The Mobile Wireless Web, Data Services and Beyond: Emerging Technologies and Consumer Issues
December 11, 2000
The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise.
Public Event: Online Profiling Public Workshop
November 8, 1999
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA") of the United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop on "online profiling," the practice of aggregating information about consumers' preferences and interests, gathered primarily...
June 8, 1999
The workshop explored various issues that online consumers confront as they buy goods or services from foreign businesses. These issues concern questions of what laws apply to direct, international business-to-consumer transactions, where disputes are heard, and which governments have authority to...
Public Event: Interpretation of Rules and Guides for Electronic Media
May 14, 1999
The conference explored how the Commission's rules and guides apply to electronic media, including the Internet, e-mail and CD-ROMs.
Rule Summary: Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans
Under these plans, sellers ship merchandise such as books, compact discs or tapes automatically to their subscribers, and bill them for the merchandise, if they do not expressly reject the merchandise within a prescribed time.
June 4, 1996
The workshop was part of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection's Consumer Privacy Initiative, an ongoing effort to bring consumers and businesses together to address consumer privacy issues posed by the emerging online marketplace.
Rule Summary: Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees
The Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees Guides help advertisers avoid unfair or deceptive practices in the advertising of warranties and guarantees. The Guides provide examples of disclosures sufficient to convey to consumers the details of the warranty coverage and the meanings of various...
Public Statement: FTC Policy Statement Regarding Advertising Substantiation
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Appended to Thompson Medical Co., 104 F.T.C. 648, 839 (1984), aff’d, 791 F.2d 189 (D.C. Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1086 (1987). Introduction On March 11, 1983, the Commission published a notice requesting comments on its advertising substantiation program. 1 To facilitate analysis of the...
Public Statement: FTC Policy Statement on Deception
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Public Statement: FTC Policy Statement on Unfairness
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Appended to International Harvester Co., 104 F.T.C. 949, 1070 (1984). See 15 U.S.C. § 45(n). The Honorable Wendell H. Ford Chairman, Consumer Subcommittee Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Room 130 Russell Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable John C. Danforth...
The offer of "Free" merchandise or service is a promotional device frequently used to attract customers. When making "Free" or similar offers all of the terms and conditions upon which one can receive and retain the “Free” item should be set forth clearly and conspicuously at the outset of the...