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December 4, 2001
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act) requires that financial institutions issue privacy notices to their customers, and, in certain circumstances, provide them with the opportunity to opt out of disclosures of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties. Concerns have been raised...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 01-3
Provides guidance on how a franchisor may comply with the Franchise Rule via the Internet.
Press Release: Five Manufacturers of Over-the-counter Analgesic Products Agree to Settle Charges of Mislabeling Certain Products as "Made in USA"
The five companies that account for nearly all of the private brand manufacturing of analgesic products in the United States have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely represented that certain of their over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics were made in the United States...
Advisory Opinion: Deanna Dee, Inc.
Advisory Opinion: Dawson-Forté Cashmere
Case: Frank, Lisa, Inc., U.S.
Closing Letter: BWTDirect LLC
July 16, 2001
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(k): Definition of "adverse action"
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...
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(A): Credit transaction
Case: Stoker, Inc.
Closing Letter: Amazon.com and Alexa Internet
May 25, 2001
May 24, 2001
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(2): Written authorization of consumer
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.
Advisory Opinion: FTC Response to Petition of DuPont for a new generic fiber name
Advisory Opinion: R.G. Barry Company
Closing Letter: priceline.com Incorporated
May 11, 2001
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 01-2
Discusses whether the franchisor's or franchisee's degree of controlling interest in an outlet affects the application of the Franchise Rule.
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.
Press Release: FTC Announces Settlements with Web Sites That Collected Children's Personal Data Without Parental Permission
Marking the first anniversary of the effective date of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Federal Trade Commission announced settlements with three Web operators for violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule). The FTC charged Monarch Services, Inc. and...
Case: Looksmart, Ltd
Closing Letter: EnviroBrands, Inc.
April 5, 2001
Closing Letter: Southern Management Corporation
April 4, 2001
April 3, 2001
This workshop was part of the FTC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) effort to gather information to report to Congress on the benefits and burdens of Ã¥Â¤ 101(c)(1)(C)(ii) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act ("ESIGN") which...
Public Event: Predatory Lending Forum
April 3, 2001
The FTC's Northeast Regional Office hosted a public forum focusing on illegal "predatory" lending practices that often exploit lower-income and minority borrowers and frequently target elderly homeowners. The Predatory Lending Forum brought together about 300 consumer advocates, bankers, state and...
Case: Jore Corporation
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,...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 01-1
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a business arrangment involving multiple limited liability "strategic partners."
Closing Letter: Ameriquest Mortgage Company
February 15, 2001
Press Release: Jore Corporation Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of Making Misleading "Made in USA" Claims
A Ronan, Montana-based manufacturer of power tool accessories has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented that certain of its products are made in the United States. According to the FTC, these representations were false because these products were actually made...
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...
Report: Commission Enforcement Activities During Calendar Year 2000 Under the Truth In Lending Act, the Consumer Leasing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act:Report to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Dolores S. Smith, Director Division of Consumer and Community Affairs Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Washington, D.C. 20551 Dear Ms. Smith: This letter responds to your request for information regarding the enforcement activities of the Federal Trade Commission ("Commission" or "...
Closing Letter: Creditrust Corporation
January 30, 2001
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.
Advisory Opinion: American Textile Co.
Closing Letter: DoubleClick Inc.
January 22, 2001
Press Release: Black & Decker and its Subsidiary, Kwikset Corp., Agree to Settle FTC Charges of Making Misleading "Made in USA" Claims
The Black and Decker Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Kwikset Corporation, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misrepresented that certain of Kwikset's residential locks and lock systems (locksets) are made in the United States. According to the FTC, these...
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.