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2010-12-01 12:16:00

Offers Framework for Consumers, Businesses, and Policymakers Endorses "Do Not Track" to Facilitate Consumer Choice About Online Tracking WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's chief privacy policy and enforcement agency for 40 years, issued a preliminary staff report today that proposes a framework to balance the privacy interests of consumers with innovation that relies on consumer information to develop beneficial new products and...

2010-10-06 12:34:00

Seeks Public Comment on Changes that Would Update Guides and Make Them Easier to Use WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission today proposed revisions to the guidance that it gives marketers to help them avoid making misleading environmental claims. The proposed changes are designed to update the Guides and make them easier for companies to understand and use. The changes to the "Green Guides" include new guidance on marketers' use of product...

2010-08-04 10:17:00

Provisions are Designed to Foster Competition in the Computer Chip Business WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission approved a settlement with Intel Corp. that resolves charges the company illegally stifled competition in the market for computer chips. Intel has agreed to provisions that will open the door to renewed competition and prevent Intel from suppressing competition in the future. The settlement goes beyond the terms applied to Intel in previous...

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2010-07-29 06:15:00

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz told lawmakers on Tuesday that the FTC is considering a do-not-track mechanism that would allow consumers to opt out of all behavioral targeting. Leibowitz said while testifying at a hearing about online privacy that the FTC is looking into the feasibility of a browser plug-in that would store users' targeting preferences.  He said that either the FTC or a private group could run the system. Leibowitz said that while Internet users on a...

2010-01-29 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of a recent federal court decision, four national organizations representing dentists, physicians and veterinarians called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today to exclude health professionals from controversial new regulation intended to combat identity theft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO) A letter sent to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz by leaders of the American Dental Association (ADA), American...

2010-01-13 12:31:00

Agreements Cost Consumers Billions of Dollars Each Year, Delay Market Entry of Generic Medicines by an Average of 17 Months WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and key members of Congress, including Representative Chris Van Hollen, Chairman Bobby Rush, and Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, today renewed their call for legislation that would put an end to anticompetitive patent settlements, which drug manufacturers have been using to...

2009-12-16 08:11:00

FTC Charges Anticompetitive Tactics Have Stifled Innovation and Harmed Consumers WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission today sued Intel Corp., the world's leading computer chip maker, charging that the company has illegally used its dominant market position for a decade to stifle competition and strengthen its monopoly. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that Intel has waged a systematic campaign to shut out rivals' competing microchips by cutting off...

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2009-12-07 15:25:00

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission held a conference on Monday to discuss guidelines on how businesses should use the data they collect and store about customers. Specifically, the agency aims to examine how the firms use such data, which is now very inexpensive to store, in their advertising initiatives. U.S. laws about the collection and use of consumer data are currently sparse, with the exception of cases where firms fail to live up to advertised pledges to protect privacy or fail to...

2009-08-27 19:21:26

Americans will get added protection from unwanted phone calls when a rule takes effect next week banning most robocalls, federal officials announced. Most prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers will be prohibited beginning Sept. 1, the Federal Trade Commission said in a release posted on its Web site. Commercial robocalls will be permissible only if marketers have written authority from consumers who wish to receive them, the announcement said. American consumers have made it...

2009-08-09 15:34:12

Commercials targeting U.S. middle-age men with lowered sex drive and melancholy moods may be scientifically unfounded, experts say. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday the advertisements and the study from which their data is gleaned was funded by Solvay Pharmaceuticals, and the company allegedly entered into conspiracy with generic drug manufacturers to keep generic testosterone medications off the market. Over the last several years, the demand for Solvay's Androgel has...


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