FTC Announces a Workshop on the Effectiveness of Consumer DisclosuresMay 25, 2016
By Jenifer R. Stach –
The FTC stated that “[e]ffective disclosures are critical in helping consumers make informed decisions in the marketplace.” The FTC highlighted three areas where it believes disclosures are critical in consumer protection:
- disclosures in advertising designed to prevent ads from being deceptive;
- privacy-related disclosures, including privacy policies and other mechanisms to inform consumers that they are being tracked;
- disclosures in specific industries designed to prevent deceptive claims, including jewelry, environmental claims, and fuel economy advertisements.
The workshop is free, and open to the public. The FTC is soliciting presentation proposals as well as public comments. Presentation proposals may be submitted to email@example.com. Public comments may be submitted to the FTC on its website here until November 2, 2016.