Privacy


Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris pledges to substantially boost resources for protecting consumer privacy in all commercial venues, including the Internet. The FTC’s enforcement plan calls for a national “do-not-call” list of telemarketing prospects, improved handling of consumers’ privacy-related complaints, enforcement of current limitations on telemarketers’ sales practices and restrictions on their use of consumers’ account information. ( www.ftc.gov/speeches/muris/privisp1002.htm ; www.ftc.gov/opa/2001/10/privacyagenda.htm )

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