FTC Plays Critical Role in Online Consumer Protection
Press release: "The FTC today told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade and Tourism that it has a robust record in protecting consumers and preserving competition in the marketplace...Speaking for the Commission, Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras said that much of the work of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection has been devoted to data security and identity theft, technology risks to consumers, fraud in the marketing of health care products, financial practices, telemarketing fraud, and enforcement of the National Do Not Call Rule."Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission On Reauthorization: Major Activities, Planned Initiatives, and Legislative Recommendations, Presented by Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras Before the Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade, and Tourism of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate (September 12, 2007)
"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plays a central role in combating mounting online threats like spyware and phishing and must be reauthorized to continue its vital consumer protection functions, CDT told a congressional panel today. Testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce Trade and Tourism, CDT Deputy Director Ari Schwartz highlighted the agency's emergence as the lead government organization in the fight against spyware and other online scams. CDT also noted that the threats are growing in scope and sophistication and may require that the FTC be granted additional resources in the near future. September 12, 2007"