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  • Federal Trade Commission on Technology and Reform
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    Federal Trade Commission on Technology and Reform

    Federal Trade Commission chairs talked about technology, reform, and recent efforts to negotiate trade agreements

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  • Competition in the Health Care Industry
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    Competition in the Health Care Industry

    Officials of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice released a joint report on competition in the health care industry. The report focused on the benefits of competition…

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  • Obesity Issues
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    Obesity Issues

    Officials talked about their plans to combat obesity in America. Recent studies projected that obesity would soon overtake tobacco as the number one cause of preventable deaths in the…

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  • Internet Fraud
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    Internet Fraud

    Attorney General Ashcroft and other officials spoke to reporters about efforts to combat cybercrime through Operation Cybersweep. They talked about several cases already investigated as…

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  • Telemarketing List
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    Telemarketing List

    Mr. Muris and Mr. Powell talked about the implementation of a national “do not call” registry and the rules for enforcing regulations requiring telemarketers not to solicit from those…

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  • Telemarketing Practices
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    Telemarketing Practices

    Witnesses testified about the administration of a national “do not call” list to keep consumers from receiving solicitations from unwanted telemarketers. Two federal judges had made rulings…

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  • Telemarketing Practices
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    Telemarketing Practices

    Following an act signing at the White House, Mr. Powell and Mr. Muris answered reporters' questions about how a national “do not call” list would be administered and enforced.

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  • Credit Transactions
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    Credit Transactions

    Witnesses testified about reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Among the issues they addressed were identity theft, consumer protections, privacy issues, and unsolicited credit…

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  • emDo Not Callem Registry for Telemarketers
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    Do Not Call Registry for Telemarketers

    Following President Bush’s remarks in the Rose Garden, chairmen Powell and Muris answered reporters' questions in the White House driveway about the federal government’s launch of a “Do Not Call”…

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  • Federal Trade Commission Reauthorization
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    Federal Trade Commission Reauthorization

    Commissioners testified about a number of legislative proposals and commission reauthorization. Among the topics they addressed were telecommunications industry issues, identity theft, and…

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  • Internet Fraud
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    Internet Fraud

    Officials spoke to reporters about efforts to combat electronic crime and fraud on the Internet. They talked about the scope of the problem and methods for citizens to report potential…

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  • Unsolicited Electronic Mail
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    Unsolicited Electronic Mail

    Participants talked about the problem of unsolicited commercial e-mail known as “Spam.” Among the topics they addressed were potential legislation to regulate unsolicited e-mail,…

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  • Telemarketing Calls
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    Telemarketing Calls

    Mr. Muris testified about establishing a national “no call” list to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls.

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  • Consumer Protections Announcement
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    Consumer Protections Announcement

    Officials announced the creation of a national “do not call” list to protect consumers from unwanted telephone solicitations and telemarketing firms. Following their remarks they answered…

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  • Access to Generic Drugs
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    Access to Generic Drugs

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  • Federal Regulatory Agencies
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    Federal Regulatory Agencies

    Officials and attorneys spoke about enforcement of regulations and laws by various agencies and departments. Among the topics they addressed were various types of fraud, predatory…

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  • Generic Pharmaceuticals
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    Generic Pharmaceuticals

    Witnesses testified about introducing generic pharmaceuticals to the marketplace, concentrating on costs to consumers and brand protections. Among the issues they addressed were the impacts…

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  • Online Privacy Policies
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    On-line Privacy Policies

    Participants talked to reporters about a new study of on-line privacy policies and practices. Among the issues examined by the study were the amount of personal information collected by…

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  • Internet Health Fraud
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    Internet Health Fraud

    The participants talked with reporters about the Federal Trade Commission’s announcement of new law enforcement action against the fraudulent marketing of supplements and other health…

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