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Closing Letter: Compaq Computer Corp. (Hewlett-Packard Co.)
December 13, 2002
Federal Register Notice: Notice and Request for Comment Regarding Textile Corporate Leniency Policy
Public Event: Workshop on Deception in Weight Loss Advertising
November 19, 2002
The FTC held a workshop to explore alternate approaches to reducing deceptive claims in advertising for weight-loss products. Following up on the issuance of the FTC staff report, Weight-Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends, the workshop gave the FTC staff and interested parties an...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-4
Discusses whether franchisors may use financial statements prepared according to non-American generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Press Release: "Miss Cleo" Promoters to Forgive Approximately $500 Million In Outstanding Consumer Charges and Pay an Additional $5 Million to Settle FTC Charges
In a landmark settlement, Access Resource Services, Inc. (ARS) and Psychic Readers Network, Inc. (PRN) have agreed to a stipulated court order stopping all collection efforts on accounts or claims from consumers who purchased or purportedly purchased their pay-per-call or audiotext services and...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-3
Addresses whether a franchisor must furnish disclosures to an existing franchisee when the franchisee initiates a modification of the franchise agreement’s protected territory provision.
Case: Citigroup Inc.
Microsoft Corporation has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges regarding the privacy and security of personal information collected from consumers through its "Passport" web services. As part of the settlement, Microsoft will implement a comprehensive information security program for...
Advisory Opinion: Amicale Industries
Closing Letter: Tropicana Products, Inc.
July 15, 2002
Closing Letter: Closing letter to Ms. Starr Lee, President, AGirlLikeU.com, Inc.
June 28, 2002
Closing Letter: Commercial Alert Response Letter
June 27, 2002
Closing Letter: Nature's Way Products, Inc.
June 3, 2002
Closing Letter: Earthlink, Inc.
May 31, 2002
Rule Summary: Safeguards Rule
The Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. In addition to developing their own safeguards, companies covered by the Rule are responsible for taking steps to ensure that their affiliates and service...
Federal Register Notice: Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information; Final Rule - 16 CFR Part 314
Public Event: Consumer Information Security Workshop
May 20, 2002
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore issues related to the security of consumers' computers and the personal information stored in them or in company databases. The security of consumers' home computers is an issue of growing importance; as consumers use their computers as repositories for...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-2
Discusses whether a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization satisfies the definition of a franchise under the Franchise Rule.
Case: Ohio Art Company, The
Press Release: Houston-based Debt Collector Agrees to Pay $240,000 to Settle Charges of Violating Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Houston, Texas-based United Recovery Systems, Inc. (URS) has agreed to pay a $240,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to resolve allegations that the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). This is the FTC's first enforcement action...
COPPA compliance survey reviewing information collection practices at 144 children's Web sites.
Advisory Opinion: New Generic Fiber Petition from the Dow Chemical Company
Advisory Opinion: American Textile Manufacturers Institute
Case: LNK International, Inc.
Closing Letter: SureBeam Corporation
February 13, 2002
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-1
Discusses whether the grant of multiple licenses to the same licensee qualifies for the Franchise Rule's single license exclusion.
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...