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Closing Letter: Bidz.com, Inc.
April 2, 2010
Public Event: Exploring Privacy: A Roundtable Series
March 17, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Such practices include social networking, cloud computing, online...
Press Release: Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Nine States and Washington, D.C. Press Funeral Homes to Comply with Consumer Protection Law
Investigators working undercover in nine states and the District of Columbia found significant violations of Federal Trade Commission consumer protection rules at 52 of 175 funeral homes they visited during 2009. The FTC conducts undercover inspections every year to make sure that funeral homes are...
Closing Letter: Netflix, Inc.
March 12, 2010
Closing Letter: Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc.
March 4, 2010
Press Release: FTC Amends Free Credit Reports Rule To Help Consumers Steer Clear of Free Offers that Cost Money
Starting April 2, advertising for “free credit reports” will require new disclosures to help consumers avoid confusing “free” offers – which often require consumers to spend money on credit monitoring or other products or services – with the no-strings-attached credit reports available at...
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 10-1
Discusses whether prerecorded messages to customers regarding the availability of free services for a limited time period is telemarketing under the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
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.
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.
Closing Letter: Eastman Kodak Company
December 15, 2009
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...
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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...