Findings of a study on the strength of competition in the sale of prescription contact lenses.
Workshop to assess the impact of peer-to-peer file-sharing technology on consumers and businesses.
Interim report about the accuracy and completeness of information in consumers’ credit reports and methods for improving the accuracy and completeness of such information.
Summit hosted by the FTC and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology that provided a forum for discussion of the market's development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems.
Report on cigarette sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2002.
Report assessing whether and how a system that rewards members of the public for tracking down spammers would or could help improve enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act.
Workshop exploring whether certain aspects of the class action mechanism can be revised, reformed, enhanced, or improved to protect the interests of consumer class members.
Report about 2003 survey of fraud in the United States showing that nearly 25 million adults – 11.2 percent of the adult population – were victims of fraud.
Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising Staff Report and Proposed Revised Trade Regulation RuleAugust 1, 2004
Staff analysis of the rule amendment record and its recommendations as to the form of the final revised Franchise Rule.
Effectiveness of "Opt-Out" Disclosures In Pre-Screened Credit Card Offers: A Report Submitted to the CommissionJuly 27, 2004
An FTC-commissioned consumer study which shows that opt-out notices that would be required by the proposed rule are significantly more effective than notices currently used to notify consumers of their opt-out right.
Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A Fourth Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game IndustriesJuly 8, 2004
Fourth 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 on the Comission's enforcement actions against companies that engage in pretexting – the practice of obtaining financial information from consumers under false pretenses.
Workshop exploring both current and anticipated uses of radio frequency identification (RFID) as well as the associated consumer privacy and security concerns.
Report to Congress in response to CAN-SPAM Act requiring the establishment of a National Do Not Email Registry.
Workshops hosted by the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime on strategies for effective and high impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud.
Third annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2003.
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.
Report that examines possible anticompetitive barriers to e-commerce in the contact lens market.
Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 2003 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.
Effect of Mortgage Broker Compensation Disclosures on Consumers and Competition: A Controlled ExperimentFebruary 27, 2004
Report presents the results of a study that examines the mortgage broker compensation disclosure proposed by HUD, as well as two alternative versions.