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Public Event: The Big Picture: Comprehensive Online Data Collection
December 6, 2012
Archived Webcast - segment 1/4 Archived Webcast - segment 2/4 Archived Webcast - segment 3/4 Archived Webcast - segment 4/4 Consumer protection organizations, academics, business and industry representatives, privacy professionals, and others examined the technological landscape, benefits and risks...
Press Release: FTC Proposes Modifications to Used Car Rule
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all of the agency’s rules and guides to ensure that they are up-to-date, effective, and not overly burdensome, the FTC is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Used Car Buyers Guide required by the agency’s Used Car Rule ...
Case: CarePatrol, Inc.
Report: Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003: Fifth Interim Federal Trade Commission Report to Congress Concerning the Accuracy of Information in Credit Reports
This study examines accuracy in consumer credit reports using a nationally representative sample of consumers with credit histories. Participants in the study examined their credit reports from the three national credit reporting agencies and identified potentially material errors. Participants...
November 29, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on using enforceable industry codes of conduct to protect consumers in cross-border commerce. Such systems, where government entities, businesses, consumer groups and other organizations develop and administer voluntary procedures that govern areas...
Press Release: FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges Against Marketer Brain-Pad, Inc. for Allegedly Deceptive Claims that Its Mouthguards Can Reduce Risk of Concussions
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission finalized an order settling charges that mouthguard marketer Brain-Pad, Inc. and its President Joseph Manzo made deceptive claims that their mouthguards reduce the risk of concussions from lower-jaw impacts, reduce the risk of...
Case: Brain-Pad, Inc.
Closing Letter: Borba, Inc.
November 28, 2012
Press Release: FTC Warns Hotel Operators that Price Quotes that Exclude 'Resort Fees' and Other Mandatory Surcharges May Be Deceptive
The Federal Trade Commission has warned 22 hotel operators that their online reservation sites may violate the law by providing a deceptively low estimate of what consumers can expect to pay for their hotel rooms. The warning letters cited consumer complaints that surfaced at a recent conference...
Case: Google Inc.
Closing Letter: Hawk Enterprises, Inc.
November 14, 2012
Closing Letter: Anti-Concussion Products - Newport Nutritionals, Inc.
November 7, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission today released a staff report "Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies" for the increasing number of companies using facial recognition technologies, to help them protect consumers’ privacy as they use the technologies to create...
Public Event: Robocalls All The Rage: An FTC Summit
October 18, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public event to develop solutions to the rapid rise in illegal robocalls. The Summit included a report on the current state of the robocall technology and the industry, along with a discussion of the laws surrounding the use of robocalls. This was...
Press Release: FTC Issues FY 2012 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2012 . The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. In its fourth year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about the...
Federal Register Notice: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Green Guides")
Closing Letter: PatentHEALTH, LLC
October 9, 2012
Closing Letter: Devotion Spirits, Inc.
October 3, 2012
Press Release: FTC Issues Revised "Green Guides"
The Federal Trade Commission issued revised “Green Guides” that are designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive. The revisions to the FTC’s Green Guides reflect a wide range of public input,...
Closing Letter: HP Inkology
September 27, 2012
Case: RMB Group, LLC, et al.
Closing Letter: G & A Investments, Inc.
September 6, 2012
Closing Letter: Gilmour Manufacturing Company, Inc.
September 6, 2012
Case: CVS Caremark Corporation
Press Release: FTC Warns Replacement Window Marketers to Review Marketing Materials; Energy Savings Claims Must Be Backed by Scientific Evidence
The Federal Trade Commission warned 14 window manufacturers and one window glass manufacturer that they may be making unsupported energy savings claims for replacement windows. The warning letters are part of an FTC effort to ensure that environmental marketing is truthful and based on solid...