Skip navigation. The orders are being sent to Amazon. The companies will have 45 days from the date they received the order to respond. The Commission voted to issue the 6 b orders to the nine social media and video service companies.
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The Federal Trade Commission is requiring nine tech companies to share information about how they collect and use data from their users, the agency announced Monday. The companies have 45 days to respond from the date they received the orders. Along with details about how the services collect and use data, the agency is seeking information about how how they determine which ads to show their users, whether algorithms or data analytics are used on personal information, how they "measure promote, and research" engagement from users and how their data practices impact children and teens. The agency launched a separate 6 b study earlier this year to examine past acquisitions by Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, Apple , Facebook and Microsoft that would not have been subject to pre-reporting rules for mergers.
The act was thus designed to achieve two related goals: fair competition between businesses and protection of consumers against fraudulent business practices. To those ends, the act empowered the FTC to enforce provisions of the Sherman Antitrust Act of and the Clayton Antitrust Act of , and it specifically barred the use of deceptive or false advertising. Unlike the Sherman and Clayton acts, the FTCA allows an accused party to enter into a consent agreement with the FTC in which the party does not admit guilt but agrees never to engage in the questionable behaviour in the future.
September 10, Public service announcements to air statewide urging parents to speak up and discourage underage drinking. Attorney General Thurbert Baker, the Federal Trade Commission and Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to stopping drunk driving and underage alcohol consumption joined forces today to launch a public awareness campaign in Georgia to prevent underage drinking.