For Release: June 24, 2003 FTC Outlines Steps to Assist Identity Theft Victims
The Federal Trade Commission today told Congress that it is working with federal, state and local law enforcers, to prevent identity theft, provide victim assistance, and prosecute perpetrators.
For Your Information: June 24, 2003 Announced Action for June 24, 2003
Authorized the staff of the Bureau of Economics and of the Office of the General Counsel to file comments with the Illinois Commerce Commission regarding the transfer of generation assets from an unregulated affiliate to its regulated parent utility; approved publication of a Federal Register notice regarding how the FTC will implement a National Do-Not-Call Registry under the FTC’s recent amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
For Your Information: June 20, 2003 Announced Actions for June 20, 2003
Approved issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning the Carlsbad Physician Association, Inc. and a letter to the commenter of record.
Media Advisory : June 13, 2003 FTC to Join OECD, International Representatives In Announcing New Cross-border Fraud Guidelines
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris and Commissioner Mozelle W. Thompson, Chair of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Committee on Consumer Policy, will join OECD Deputy Secretary General Herwig Schlögl at a roundtable briefing in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 17 at 9:15 a.m. EST, to announce new cross-border fraud guidelines.
For Your Information: June 13, 2003 Announced Actions for June 13, 2003
Approved the release of the Federal Trade Commission's Preliminary Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2003-2008; approved a final rule change and conditional exemption related to the testing and labeling of clothes washers under the Appliance Labeling Rule (16 CFR Part 305)
Media Advisory : June 11, 2003 Health care business and policy experts will meet on Thursday, June 12, 2003 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST to discuss the design and implementation of employment-based health insurance and the availability of quality information to help consumers make educated decisions about their health care.
The discussion will take place at the Federal Trade Commission/Department of Justice joint Health Care and Competition Law and Policy Hearings, in the FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC.
For Your Information: June 10, 2003 Announced Action for June 10, 2003
Commission approval of proposed divestiture: The Commission has approved an action related to the final decision and order concerning MSC.Software Corporation, as detailed below.
June 9, 2003
Media Advisory : June 9, 2003 Health care business and policy experts will meet to discuss the quality of consumer protection in the health care industry, restrictions that may drive up consumer costs, and potential barriers to competitive entry into the health care market.
The discussion will take place at the seventh session of Federal Trade Commission/ Department of Justice joint hearings on Tuesday, June 10, Wednesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 12, being held from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC.
For Your Information: June 6, 2003 Announced Actions for June 6, 2003
Authorized the staff to file a motion for leave to file an amicus brief in the case Haese v. H&R Block, Inc., No. CV-96-423 (Dist. Ct. of Kleberg County, TX); has filed comments with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) concerning proposed rules governing computer reservations systems.
For Release: June 4, 2003 FTC Testifies on the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes fairness, privacy, and accuracy in the consumer credit marketplace, the Federal Trade Commission testified today.
June 03, 2003
For Release: June 3, 2003 FTC Testifies at Hearing on Potential Reduced Risk Tobacco Products
The Federal Trade Commission "is committed to reviewing advertising for reduced risk tobacco products on a case-by-case basis to try to ensure that the information consumers receive about reduced risk products is truthful and non-misleading," stated Timothy J. Muris, Chairman of the FTC, at a hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives.