FTC Business Center Provides Compliance Tools

 The FTC unveiled an extremely useful web site with compliance tools:

The Federal Trade Commission has a new Business Center at Business.ftc.gov that gives business owners, attorneys, and marketing professionals the tools they need to understand and comply with the consumer protection laws, rules, and guides the FTC enforces.

The Business Center provides practical, plain-language guidance about advertising, credit, telemarketing, privacy, and a host of other topics.  A series of short videos explain the bottom line about what businesses need to know to comply, and the Business Center blog gives readers the latest compliance tips and information.

A new video encourages businesses to use and share the free resources in the Business Center to enhance compliance and build their customers’ trust.  Companies can use the compliance tips in their newsletters and blogs, share the resources with their social and professional networks, use the videos for in-house trainings or presentations, and order free materials to hand out at conferences or community events.

The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. Watch a new video, How to File a Complaint, at ftc.gov/video to learn more. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by more than 1,800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

With respect to privacy compliance in particular, there are sections on   

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Kudos to the FTC for such a useful resource.

 

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