FTC and FCC Sign Memorandum of Understanding For Continued Cooperation on Consumer Protection Issues

The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further the agencies’ ongoing cooperation on consumer protection matters.

The memorandum is designed to formalize the existing cooperation between the agencies, outlining how the FTC and FCC will coordinate consumer protection efforts. The memorandum outlines methods by which the agencies will coordinate and share information and recognizes the agencies’ expertise in their respective jurisdictions. In addition, the memorandum recognizes the two agencies’ complementary authorities with regard to practices by common carriers.

The agencies have followed a similar memorandum of understanding related to telemarketing enforcement issues since 2003.

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