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Public Event: FTC Free Workshops for Businesses: Protecting Personal Information Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule
April 29, 2009
Free workshop in New York City on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Protecting Personal Information: Best Practices for Business 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule: Practical Guidance for Business Pope Auditorium, Lincoln Center Campus Center on Law and Information...
Closing Letter: Letter Approving Procedure For the Production of Personally Identifiable Information To A Third-Party Intermediary
April 17, 2009
Closing Letter: Pharmavite LLC
April 16, 2009
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-3
Clarifies that Opinion 09-1 is limited to the issues discussed in that opinion.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-5
Confirms that cemeteries generally are not covered by the Funeral Rule unless they offer both funeral services and funeral goods.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has approved a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would require entities to notify consumers when the security of their electronic health information is breached. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-4
Discusses the circumstances under which funeral providers should include the overhead cost of the use of a vehicle to obtain death certificates and permits in their basic services fee.
Public Event: Digital Rights Management
March 25, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission and the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law will host a conference on the use of digital rights management technologies, a widespread practice that is expected to become increasingly prevalent in the U.S. marketplace in...
Closing Letter: Baby Bee Bright Corporation
March 23, 2009
Press Release: Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Seven States Ensure that Consumers Receive Price Lists Required by Law
Federal investigators working undercover in seven states during 2008 found significant violations of the Funeral Rule at 26 of 104 funeral homes visited. The Federal Trade Commission, which enforces the Funeral Rule, conducts undercover inspections of funeral homes every year to help ensure...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-2
Confirms that funeral providers must provide accurate price information by telephone to anyone who inquires about offerings or prices, including a business that will use the information for its own profit.
Public Event: Securing Personal Data in the Global Economy
March 16, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with APEC and the OECD, will host a two-day international conference: “Securing Personal Data in the Global Economy.” The conference addresses how companies can manage personal data-security issues in a global information environment where data can be...
Public Event: Ad It Up! Kids in a Commercial World
March 12, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission staff will host a forum on March 12, 2009 to gather input for its advertising literacy initiative, which will educate and empower tweens to be better informed consumers of information. At the forum, experts on advertising and marketing to kids will discuss a range of...
Case: Roex, Inc., et al., FTC
Public Event: Fraud Forum
February 25, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission will host a free two-day Fraud Forum on February 25 and 26, 2009, in Washington, DC. The Forum will examine how the FTC can more effectively protect consumers from fraudulent schemes. The first day of the Forum will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity...
Public Statement: NAD Referral of Advertising Claims for ProCede
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Closing Letter: Macy's, Inc.
February 19, 2009
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-1
Discusses whether funeral providers may offer discount packages conditioned on the purchase of a casket, and whether such packages may discount the basic services fee.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-1
Discusses the application of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act to consumer product warranties provided in electronic formats
Report: Financial Privacy Notice: A Report on Validation Testing Results (Kleimann Validation Report)
A summary of the results of a small-scale study to validate the final set of changes to the prototype privacy notice.
Closing Letter: Homecomings Financial, LLC
January 22, 2009