This report from FTC staff describes the agency’s ongoing examination of online behavioral advertising and sets forth revisions to proposed self-regulatory principles.
Town Hall exploring the evolving mobile commerce (Mcommerce) marketplace and its implications for consumer protection policy. This meeting built on a 2006 hearing which examined technological and business developments expected to shape consumers' experiences over the next ten years.
Staff report highlighting the challenges of consumer protection in the face of emerging and evolving technologies in the next ten years.
Town Hall on consumer protection issues raised by the practice of tracking consumers' activities online to target advertising. This meeting built on a 2006 hearing which examined technological and business developments expected to shape consumers' experiences over the next ten years.
Hearings exploring how convergence and globalization of commerce impact consumer protection, examining changes that have occurred in marketing and technology over the past decade, and discussing challenges and opportunities for consumers, businesses, and governmental bodies.
Workshop exploring the issues associated with software that, without the consumer’s knowledge, aids in gathering information about a person or organization or asserts control over a computer.
Workshop examining the costs and benefits to consumers and businesses of the collection and use of consumer information.
Workshops focused on the role technology plays for consumers and businesses in protecting personal information, scanning Web sites for vulnerabilities, and encoding privacy restrictions directly into stored data. Discussion included whether these products reflect consumers’ needs.
Second part of report on online profiling by network advertisers.
Report describes the nature of online profiling practices, consumer privacy concerns about these practices, and the Commission's efforts to address these concerns.
Report on the effectiveness of self-regulation in protecting consumer privacy on the Internet.
Workshop on "online profiling," the practice of aggregating information about consumers' preferences and interests, gathered primarily by tracking their movements online, and using the resulting consumer profiles to create targeted advertising on Web sites.
Workshop to bring consumers and businesses together to address consumer privacy issues posed by the online marketplace.