Workshop that provided an opportunity to discuss consumers' perspectives on rebates and challenges businesses face when they offer rebates. Explored "best practices" in the offering and fulfillment of rebates.
Report on smokeless tobacco sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2002 through 2005.
Report on cigarettes sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2004 and 2005.
Workshop exploring the role of authentication processes in preventing identity theft. Discussion focused on technological and policy requirements for developing better authentication processes, including the incorporation of privacy standards and consideration of consumer usability.
Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Fifth Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game IndustriesApril 12, 2007
Fifth follow-up report to a September 2000 Report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries."
Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 2006 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.
Report to Congress on the first five years of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Workshop on issues raised by legal and regulatory determinations that providers of certain broadband Internet services are not subject to the FCC's common carrier regulations. Discussion addressed the potential effects of network neutrality regulation on innovation and competition.
Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2006 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.
Workshop to analyze the marketing of goods and services through offers with negative option features. The workshop addressed the pros and cons of such offers, discussed online marketing of such offers, and explored ways to make effective disclosures when such offers are made online.
Interim report about the accuracy and completeness of information in consumers’ credit reports and methods for improving the accuracy and completeness of such information.
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.
Forum focused on the nature and extent of consumer fraud in the Hispanic community and developing law enforcement and consumer education strategies for addressing these problems.
FTC and Federal Reserve Board joint report to Congress on compliance with the consumer dispute provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
Annual report to Congress from the FTC providing an overview of the operation of the National Do-Not-Call Registry in FY 2005.
Prepared Statement by Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives, Washington D.C.
Workshop exploring consumer protection issues arising from the emergence of "nontraditional" or "alternative" mortgage products in the United States residential mortgage marketplace.
Fifth annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2005.
Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in the preceding year under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.