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Press Release: Sony BMG Settles FTC Charges
CDs’ Embedded Content Protection Software Posed Security Risks, Limited CD Use, and Monitored Users’ Listening Habits on their Computers, Without Consumer Consent Sony BMG Music Entertainment has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law when it sold CDs without...
Public Event: Protecting Consumers in the Next Tech-ade
November 6, 2006
The FTC held public hearings to bring together experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, consumer advocates, academicians, and law enforcement officials to explore the ways in which convergence and the globalization of commerce impact consumer protection. The hearings provided...
Case: Bonzi Software, Inc.
There is a related federal case .
June 21, 2004
The emergence of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has important implications for businesses, consumers, and policymakers. Companies are turning to RFID to manage warehouse inventory and to stock retail shelves. Consumers are using RFID tags when they travel on highways, purchase gas...
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: Hill Zachary Keith
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: Technologies for Protecting Personal Information (Workshop 1: The Consumer Experience)
May 14, 2003
The workshops focused on the role technology plays for both consumers and businesses. Consumers may have more technologies available to help them protect their personal information, but it is unclear whether consumers are using these technologies and whether these products reflect the needs of...
Closing Letter: Compaq Computer Corp. (Hewlett-Packard Co.)
December 13, 2002
Closing Letter: Earthlink, Inc.
May 31, 2002
Public Event: Consumer Information Security Workshop
May 20, 2002
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore issues related to the security of consumers' computers and the personal information stored in them or in company databases. The security of consumers' home computers is an issue of growing importance; as consumers use their computers as repositories for...
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...
Closing Letter: Amazon.com and Alexa Internet
May 25, 2001
May 24, 2001
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,...
Closing Letter: DoubleClick Inc.
January 22, 2001
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 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.
Public Statement: FTC Policy Statement on Deception
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