Browsing the "regulation and enforcement" Tag

Week in Review

March 1st, 2013

Oil, heating pads, rugs, razors, and drinks – no, this isn’t about preparing for a romantic interlude, but rather the


Weekly Legal Roundup

February 21st, 2013

Diamonds, energy supplements and cholesterol reducing drugs made legal headlines in the I-think-you’re-lying-to-me category during the week of February 11,


Weekly Legal Roundup

February 13th, 2013

During the week of February 4, 2013, digestion, food, and make-up bubbled to the top of the legal I-think-you’re-lying-to-me landscape.


Econsumer.gov

September 26th, 2012

Econsumer.gov, which was established in 2001, is a website where consumers can file complaints about online and related transactions with foreign companies.


U.S.D.A. Food Safety and Inspection Service

June 7th, 2012

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that commercial meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and...


U.S.D.A. National Organic Program

June 7th, 2012

The National Organic Program (NOP) is a marketing program within the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service.   The NOP is tasked with ensuring compliance with the Organic Foods Production Act  and its related regulations.


U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 10th, 2012

Among its many responsibilities, the USPIS enforces the laws regarding illegal or dangerous use of the mail system and conducts investigations (sometimes in conjunction with other federal agencies, like the FTC into criminal acts involving the mail.


Securities and Exchange Commission

January 10th, 2012

The stated mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which was created in 1934, is to “protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.


Office of Comptroller of the Currency

January 10th, 2012

The OCC is charged with regulating and supervising all national banks and federal savings associations in order to ensure that they comply with relevant laws and treat customers fairly.  As part of that mission, the OCC regulates advertisements by these entities.


National Credit Union Administration

January 10th, 2012

Since 1970, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has been the regulator and primary enforcement authority for federal credit unions.  Among its many responsibilities, the NCUA is charged with enforcing its advertising regulations.


Internet Crime Complaint Center

January 10th, 2012

The Internet Crime Complaint Center's self-proclaimed mission is to “serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.”


Federal Trade Commission

January 10th, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which was created in 1914, is a federal agency that is tasked with promoting consumer protection.  One of the central ways it does this is by regulating the advertising industry.



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