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Press Release: Widespread Data Breaches Uncovered by FTC Probe
The Federal Trade Commission has notified almost 100 organizations that personal information, including sensitive data about customers and/or employees, has been shared from the organizations’ computer networks and is available on peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks to any users of those...
Press Release: FTC Warns Marketers of Children's Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements That Claims About Brain and Vision Benefits May Be Deceptive
The Federal Trade Commission has sent letters to 11 companies that promote various Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, telling them they should review their product packaging and labeling to make sure they do not violate federal law by making baseless claims about how the supplements benefit children’s...
Case: Check Investors, Inc.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 10-2
Discusses whether the transfer of a consumer-initiated call to a prerecorded message is restricted by Telemarketing Sales Rule provisions concerning outbound telephone call initiated to deliver a prerecorded message.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 10-1
Discusses whether prerecorded messages to customers regarding the availability of free services for a limited time period is telemarketing under the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
Press Release: FTC Warns 78 Retailers, Including Wal-Mart, Target, and Kmart, to Stop Labeling and Advertising Rayon Textile Products as "Bamboo"
Seventy-eight companies nationwide have received Federal Trade Commission letters warning that they may be breaking the law by selling clothing and other textile products that are labeled and advertised as “bamboo,” but actually are made of manufactured rayon fiber. The letters, which the agency’s...
Case: Navone, Gregory
Case: Collectify LL
Case: ExpatEdge Partners, LL
Case: Directors Desk LL
Case: Onyx Graphics, Inc.
Case: Progressive Gaitways LL
Closing Letter: PepsiCo, Inc./Gatorade Tiger TM Focus®
January 4, 2010
Federal Register Notice: Charges for Certain Disclosures - Fair Credit Reporting Act
Closing Letter: Crabtree & Evelyn, Ltd.
December 22, 2009
Case: Pure Bamboo, LLC, et al.
Public Event: Sizing Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity
December 15, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public forum on December 15, 2009, titled “Sizing Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity.” The forum will assemble industry representatives, federal regulators, consumer groups, scientific researchers, and legal scholars to discuss issues related to food...
Closing Letter: Eastman Kodak Company
December 15, 2009
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Public Event: Debt Collection: Protecting Customers
December 4, 2009
The FTC held the third in a series of three Roundtable Discussions on Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration . Previous Roundtables were held in Chicago and San Francisco. These events examine consumer protection issues in debt collection proceedings against consumers...
Federal Register Notice: Final Model Privacy Form Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act - 16 CFR Part 313
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-7
Considers funeral provider liability for claims that a vault or casket is "waterproof."
Case: Ryan, Thomas, et al.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-6
Addresses whether a funeral provider may include a reduced basic services fee in its prices for direct cremation, immediate burial and forwarding and receiving remains.
Press Release: Federal Regulators Issue Final Model Privacy Notice Form
Eight federal regulatory agencies today released a final model privacy notice form that will make it easier for consumers to understand how financial institutions collect and share information about consumers. Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), institutions must notify consumers of their...
Closing Letter: Letter to The Coca-Cola Company Regarding Powerade Zero Referral from the National Advertising Division
November 13, 2009
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-2
Discusses the application of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act to a one-year "service warranty"