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Rule Summary: Wool Products Labeling Rules
The Wool Products Labeling Rules require labels on wool products disclosing the manufacturer's or marketer's name, the country where the product was processed or manufactured, and information about the fiber content.
Rule Summary: Fair Credit Reporting Act
Rule Summary: Furnisher Rule
The regulations require financial institutions to provide particular notices and to comply with certain limitations on disclosure of nonpublic personal information. A financial institution must provide a notice of its privacy policies and practices with respect to both affiliated and nonaffiliated...
Rule Summary: Credit Practices
Rule Summary: Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans
Under these plans, sellers ship merchandise such as books, compact discs or tapes automatically to their subscribers, and bill them for the merchandise, if they do not expressly reject the merchandise within a prescribed time.
Case: Nationwide Industries
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 853
Rule Summary: CAN-SPAM Rule
The CAN-SPAM Act requires the Commission to issue regulations “defining the relevant criteria to facilitate the determination of the primary purpose of an electronic mail message.” The CAN-SPAM Act applies almost exclusively to “commercial electronic mail messages”.
Rule Summary: Health Breach Notification Rule
The Rule requires vendors of personal health records and related entities to notify consumers following a breach involving unsecured information. In addition, if a service provider to one of these entities has a breach, it must notify the entity, which in turn must notify consumers. The Final Rule...
Rule Summary: Guides Against Bait Advertising
Rule Summary: Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA")
COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Identity Theft Rules
Public Comment Initiative: #307: FTC File No. P064202; 16 C.F.R. Part 425: Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Reopening the Record for the Submission of Public Comments Until October 13, 2009
[Please See Index # 288 for Related Proceeding]
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Risk-Based Pricing Rule
Rule Summary: Guides for the Nursery Industry (“Nursery Guides”)
The Nursery Guides address numerous sales practices for outdoor plants, including deceptive claims as to quantity, size, grade, kind, species, age, maturity, condition, vigor, hardiness, growth ability, price, and origin or place where grown.
Rule Summary: Unavailability Rule
Rule Summary: Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule
The Rule, issued in 1975, requires sellers who solicit buyers to order merchandise through the mail, via the Internet, or by phone to have a reasonable basis to expect that the sellers can ship within the advertised time frame, or, if no time frame is specified, within 30 days. The Rule also...
Case: Texwipe Company
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 1169
Rule Summary: Energy Labeling Rule
Case: DeMert & Dougherty, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 841
Rule Summary: Franchise Rule
The Franchise Rule gives prospective purchasers of franchises the material information they need in order to weigh the risks and benefits of such an investment. The Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document containing 23 specific items of information...
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(A): Credit transaction
Rule Summary: Fair Credit Billing Act
Rule Summary: Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
Rule Summary: Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil
The Rule, which is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, prescribes testing procedures and labeling standards for recycled oil.
Rule Summary: Business Opportunity Rule
Rule Summary: Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act
The Hobby Protection Act, passed by Congress in 1973, covers imitation political items (e.g., buttons, posters, stickers, etc.), as well as imitation numismatic items (e.g., various coins, tokens, paper money, commemorative medals) that are required to be marked with certain identifying information...
Case: Zipatone, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 114, Page 376
Case: Mobil Oil Corporation
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 113