FTC Submits Comment to EPA on Proposed Rule Concerning Confidentiality of Greenhouse Gas Data; FTC Approves El Paso Energy Corp.s Request to Modify Final Commission Order Regarding its Acquisition of Coastal Corporation

FTC Submits Comment to EPA on Proposed Rule Concerning Confidentiality of Greenhouse Gas Data The Federal Trade Commission has submitted a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to a proposed EPA rule concerning the confidentiality of data submitted under EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. The FTC comment explains that the proposed rule would […]

FTC Chairman Leibowitz Announces New Resources Communities Can Use to Promote Online Child Safety

The Federal Trade Commission today unveiled a community outreach kit with new resources to help parents and communities keep kids safe online and on their mobile phones.  With more than five million copies of the Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online guide already in the hands of families across the country, FTC Chairman […]

FTC Chairman Leibowitz to Announce New Resources Communities Can Use to Promote Online Child Safety

WHO: Jon Leibowitz, Federal Trade Commission Chairman James Steyer, CEO, Common Sense Media, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Anthony Wilder Miller, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Federal Trade Commission Proposes Revised “Green Guides”

The Federal Trade Commission today proposed revisions to the guidance that it gives marketers to help them avoid making misleading environmental claims. The proposed changes are designed to update the Guides and make them easier for companies to understand and use. The changes to the “Green Guides” include new guidance on marketers’ use of product […]

At FTC’s Request, Court Halts Tax Relief Scam That Collected More Than $60 Million

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge has halted a national operation that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $60 million by falsely claiming it can reduce people’s tax debts – the company’s California state business license was suspended last year for not paying its own taxes, the FTC alleges. […]

FTC Announces Major Law Enforcement Action Against National Tax Relief Scam

Due to a technical problem, the Federal Trade Commission press conference in Chicago will be repeated at 12:15 p.m. CST (1:15 p.m. EST) to announce a major law enforcement action against a national operation based in Beverly Hills, California, that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $60 million by falsely claiming it can lower […]

FTC Submits Comments to FERC on Electricity Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation by Public Utilities

The Federal Trade Commission provided comments to U.S. energy regulators outlining its views on pro-competitive and efficient ways for public utilities to plan for new electricity transmission lines and allocate the costs of paying for them. The FTC comment is in response to a proposed rulemaking by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, known as FERC, […]

FTC to Hold Media Phone Briefing on Proposed Changes to the Agencys Green Marketing Guides

The Federal Trade Commission will announce proposed new revisions to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 10 a.m. on the FTC’s website, followed by a phone-in media briefing at 11 a.m. with Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Commissioner Julie Brill, who will discuss the Guides and answer […]

FTC Proposes Policy Statement Clarifying How to Collect Decedents’ Debts

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed policy statement clarifying when the FTC will take action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the FTC Act against companies trying to collect the debts of deceased consumers. In collecting these debts, the FDCPA generally allows collectors to contact only the […]

Technology Officer of PayDay Loan Marketer Settles FTC Charges That PayDay Loan Websites Were Unfair and Deceptive

The technology officer of a payday loan marketer has agreed to pay $850,000 to settle FTC charges for his role in an allegedly deceptive and unfair scheme that allegedly debited the bank accounts of hundreds of thousands of cash-strapped consumers in violation of federal law. The FTC has been closely monitoring payday lending and other […]