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Press Release: California Debt Collection Agency Settles FTC Charges Of Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a proposed settlement with a California-based debt collection agency, Performance Capital Management, Inc. (PCM), under which the company would be fined $2 million and enjoined from what the FTC called "serious violations" of Section 623 of the Fair...
Advisory Opinion: Lands' End, Inc.
Advisory Opinion: Section 609: Disclosures to consumers
Advisory Opinion: Section 623(b): Duty of furnishers to investigate consumer disputes
Advisory Opinion: Section 611(a): Investigation of consumer disputes by CRAs
Advisory Opinion: Section 612: Charges for disclosures
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(g): Definition of "file"
Advisory Opinion: Section 609(a)(3): Identification of recipients
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(d)(1): Definition of "consumer report" (general)
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(F): Legitimate business need
Advisory Opinion: Section 616-617: Civil liability
Advisory Opinion: Section 609(a)(1): Information to be disclosed
Federal Register Notice: Privacy of Consumer Financial Information; Final Rule - 16 CFR Part 313
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-4
Discusses whether a non-profit, tax exempt corporation qualifies as a "franchisor" under the Franchise Rule.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-3
Discusses the application of the single trademark license exemption.
Press Release: FTC and FCC Issue Joint Policy Statement On Deceptive Advertising of Long Distance Telephone Services
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today issued a joint Policy Statement to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive advertising and marketing of long distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The Policy...
Federal Register Notice: Privacy of Consumer Financial Information; Proposed Rule - 16 CFR Part 313
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(C): Underwriting of insurance
Advisory Opinion: Section 623(a)(2): Duty of furnishers to correct and update information
Advisory Opinion: Section 623(a)(1): Duty of furnishers to provide accurate information
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-2
Discusses whether the required payment element is satisfied if the franchisee pays no initial up-front franchise fee, but leases the premises and equipment from the restaurant-franchisor, pays a "working capital" deposit, and must permit the withdrawal of funds from a shared franchisor-franchisee "...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-1
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a program offering advertising opportunities involving Internet Web sites.
January 11, 2000
The public forum reviewed the "do-not-call" provision of the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). The "do-not-call" provision prohibits sellers or telemarketers from calling persons who have previously stated that they do not wish to be called. This forum was the first in a series of public forums...
Advisory Opinion: Section 605(a)(5): Time limits: Reporting adverse information (general)
Closing Letter: H.J. Heinz Company
December 15, 1999
Closing Letter: Nuclear Energy Institute
December 15, 1999
Advisory Opinion: Section 613: Public record information for employment purposes
Public Event: Funeral Rule Review Workshop
November 18, 1999
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 99-7
Responds to requests for clarification of Advisory 99-6 addressing business consultants' disclosure obigations.