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    Federal Trade Commission Technology and Reform Conference

    The Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua Wright talked about the FTC Act dealing with “unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” “The Need for Limits on Agency Discretion and the Case for Section 5 UMC…

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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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    Federal Trade Commission Structure and Regulatory Practices

    Panelists talked about the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) structure and regulatory practices.

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    Future of the Federal Trade Commission

    Panelists talked about the portion of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act that deals with unfair or deceptive acts or practices. They also discussed the FTC discretion and how the agency…

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    Federal Trade Commission News Conference on Google

    Jon Leibowitz speaks to the press about the Federal Trade Commission’s announcement that it has ended its 19-month investigation of Google. The commission said it found no evidence to…

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    Enforcement of Anti-Robocall Laws

    Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the implications for consumers, limitations and challenges for enforcement, and the varying laws…

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    Robocalls and the Telecommunications Industry

    Jon Leibowitz made opening remarks at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference on robocalls. He said “nothing is off the table” when it comes to his agency’s efforts to stop illegal…

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    Retaining Customer Data

    The Federal Trade Commission held a forum on technology, consumer privacy and the benefits and the risks associated with information sharing. Panelists included people from business,…

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    Marketing Food to Children

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report on the amount of money spent by industry to market food and beverages to children and adolescents. They also answered questions on…

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    Disclosure of Mortgage Information to Consumers

    A panel discussion was held on the disclosure of information to the consumers of mortgages. Topics included what consumers look for versus what they should look for and what the purpose of a disclosure document…

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    Consumer Information and the Mortgage Market

    Following opening remarks by Federal Trade Commission Chairman William Kovacic, a roundtable discussion was held on the relationship between consumer information and the mortgage market…

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    Telemarketing Fraud

    At Federal Trade Commission headquarters a joint press conference was held to announce the results of “Operation Tele-PHONEY,” a joint operation of the FTC with more than 30 law enforcement partners…

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    Identity Theft Task Force

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras spoke to the press to announce the release of the President’s Identity Theft Task Force…

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    Fraudulent Work-at-Home Programs

    Officials representing the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced a major effort by law enforcement targeting fraudulent business…

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    Unsolicited Electronic Mail Best Practices

    Panelists talked about the proliferation of unsolicited commercial e-mail known as “spam,” and about the best practices to avoid receiving the mail. Following their remarks they answered…

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    Credit Reporting Fraud Case Settlement

    Ms. Parnes and other officials announced a settlement in a case brought against an Internet marketing company offering free credit reports as part of a scheme to lure consumers. Following…

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    Monitoring and Control of Childhood Obesity

    Following remarks at a day-long conference on childhood obesity by Surgeon General Carmona, panelists examined various aspects of marketing, self-regulation, and childhood obesity. They…

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    Government Responses to Childhood Obesity

    As part of a day-long forum on childhood obesity, panelists examined various perspectives on marketing, self-regulation, and childhood obesity. They focused on government responses to the…

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    Debt Services Scams

    Ms. Parnes announced three law enforcement actions targeting deceptive and misleading debt-related services. The Federal Trade Commission is charging that debt settlement companies and…

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    Weight Loss Programs

    Ms. Mejoras talked about weight loss and dietary supplements and advertising practices of supplement manufacturers. Among the topics they addressed were the number of inaccurate and false…

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