Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission Act is the primary statute of the Commission. Under this Act, as amended, the Commission is empowered, among other things, to
- (a) prevent unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce;
- (b) seek monetary redress and other relief for conduct injurious to consumers;
- (c) prescribe rules defining with specificity acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive, and establishing requirements designed to prevent such acts or practices;
- (d) gather and compile information and conduct investigations relating to the organization, business, practices, and management of entities engaged in commerce; and
- (e) make reports and legislative recommendations to Congress and the public.
A number of other statutes are enforced under the FTC Act.
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