|Privacy : Enforcement|
The FTC authority is primary derived from the Federal Trade Commission Act. This Act "prohibits unfair and deceptive practices in and affecting commerce." [15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq.] It is considered broad authority empowering the FTC to conduct investigations, seek enforcement through injunctive and other equitable relief, and impose monetary penalties. [Cases] [Privacy Online 2000 n. 21 ]
Beyond this general authority, the FTC also has specific authority derived from a number of specific statutes such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, discussed below, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which dealt with financial privacy. [Privacy Online 2000 p. 34]
- 15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq.
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FTC v Liberty Financial, No 982-3522 (FTC May 6, 1999) (FTC alleged that defendant was engaged in deceptive practices with regard to its privacy promise, representing that information would be anonymous, but collecting the information in a non-anonymous manner. This case was settled).
FTC v. Toysmart , Civ Action 00-11341-RGS (DMass)
ToysMart Settles With FTC July 27, 2000 thestandard FTC, Toysmart.com Settle July 21, 2000 cnn FTC Sues Failed Website, Toysmart.com, for Deceptively Offering for Sale Personal Information of Website Visitors July 10, 2000 ftc FTC Aims to Stop Sale of Toysmart.com Customer Data July 10, 2000 newsbytes FTC Sues Toysmart.com July 10, 2000 cnn FTC To Challenge Toysmart To Prevent Sale Of Data July 10, 2000 msnbc FTC To Block Toysmart Data Sale July 10, 2000 ecommercetimes FTC May Let Toysmart Sell Customer List July 21, 2000 zdnet FTC Favors Plan For Toysmart July 21, 2000 internetnews
- Cross-border Enforcement of Privacy Laws, OECD 10/24/2006
- Andrew B. Serwin, The Federal Trade Commission and Privacy: Defining Enforcement and Encouraging the Adoption of Best Practices, SSRN, Dec. 31, 2010
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