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  • / Technology

    FTC warns e-retailers that mail-order/telephone-order rules apply

    Hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's enforcement that ended up costing e-retailers $1.5 million in fines due to late shipping of merchandise, the Federal Trade Commission has issued guidelines for e-retailers to keep in mind this holiday shopping season. A survey of more than 200 e-retail sites by the FTC staff found 100 that assured customers that merchandise could ship within 48 hours. The FTC has sent letters to those sites, stating: "As we...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's enforcement that ended up costing e-retailers $1.5 million in fines due to late shipping of merchandise, the Federal Trade Commission has issued guidelines for e-retailers to keep in mind this holiday shopping season. A survey of more than 200 e-retail sites…
  • / Technology

    Consumer groups ask FTC to probe online tracking and analytics practices

    Two consumer groups are asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate what they call “invasive and deceptive” online advertising practices, including web analytics, user tracking and behavioral targeting.

    Posted 11/03/2006Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Two consumer groups are asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate what they call “invasive and deceptive” online advertising practices, including web analytics, user tracking and behavioral targeting.
  • / Technology

    FTC seeks comments on principles for self regulation of behavioral ads

    The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on proposed privacy principles to guide self regulation of online behavioral advertising, noting that the practice is largely invisible and unknown to consumers.

    Posted 01/31/2008Paul DemeryPost a comment

    The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on proposed privacy principles to guide self regulation of online behavioral advertising, noting that the practice is largely invisible and unknown to consumers.
  • / Technology

    FTC leaves gray areas in new guidelines on blog marketing, lawyer says

    The Federal Trade Commission’s new guidelines on endorsements and testimonials leave gray areas open to interpretation regarding product commentary by bloggers and social network users, warns a former FTC staff attorney.

    Posted 10/09/2009Katie EvansPost a comment

    The Federal Trade Commission’s new guidelines on endorsements and testimonials leave gray areas open to interpretation regarding product commentary by bloggers and social network users, warns a former FTC staff attorney.
  • / Technology

    FTC, Electronic Retailing Association to host Internet marketing seminar

    The Federal Trade Commission will present a one-day, case-driven seminar Jan. 30, at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia, for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar will open with welcoming remarks by Jodie Bernstein, FTC Director of Consumer Protection, and will feature Virginia's Secretary of Technology Donald W. Upson as the keynote speaker. The seminar, to be led by FTC...

    Posted 01/30/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    The Federal Trade Commission will present a one-day, case-driven seminar Jan. 30, at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia, for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar will open with welcoming remarks by Jodie Bernstein, FTC…
  • / Technology

    Sad Toy Story

    The Federal Trade Commission earlier this week filed a complaint against the now bankrupt online "good toy" retailer Toysmart.com Inc., seeking injunctive and declaratory relief to prevent the sale of confidential, personal customer information collected on the company's Web site in violation of its own privacy policy. The complaint alleges that Waltham, Mass.-based Toysmart.com violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by misrepresenting to consumers...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    The Federal Trade Commission earlier this week filed a complaint against the now bankrupt online "good toy" retailer Toysmart.com Inc., seeking injunctive and declaratory relief to prevent the sale of confidential, personal customer information collected on the company's Web site in violation of…
  • RedEnvelope files for IPO

    The online and catalog gift retailer has filed a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of common stock.

    Posted 06/16/2003Paul DemeryPost a comment

    The online and catalog gift retailer has filed a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of common stock.
  • / E-Retailers

    Tweeter assets sold for $38 million in cash and debt

    Tweeter Home Entertainment Group accepted a bid from Schultze Asset Management for the sale of the bankrupt electronics retailer’s assets. The offer was for $38 million in cash and the assumption of debt.

    Posted 07/18/2007Mark BrohanPost a comment

    Tweeter Home Entertainment Group accepted a bid from Schultze Asset Management for the sale of the bankrupt electronics retailer’s assets. The offer was for $38 million in cash and the assumption of debt.
  • / Technology

    Judge halts company’s anti-spyware claims

    A U.S. District Court in Texas has barred a company from making deceptive claims about its anti-spyware program.

    Posted 06/29/2005Paul DemeryPost a comment

    A U.S. District Court in Texas has barred a company from making deceptive claims about its anti-spyware program.
  • / Technology

    FTC to hold workshop on consumer information

    The FTC will explore how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information.

    Posted 02/07/2001Internet RetailerPost a comment

    The FTC will explore how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information.

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