Onyx Graphics, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment, 53503-53504 [E9-24995]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 200 / Monday, October 19, 2009 / Notices stay current and have a clear understanding of federal mandates, but that this would be a small portion of and subsumed within the ordinary training that employees receive apart from that associated with the information collected under the Rule. David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–25030 Filed 10–16–09: 10:32 am] Billing code: 6750–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 092 3139] Onyx Graphics, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order — embodied in the consent agreement — that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to ‘‘Onyx Graphics, File No. 092 3139’’ to facilitate the organization of comments. Please note that your comment — including your name and your state — will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including on the publicly accessible FTC website, at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm). Because comments will be made public, they should not include any sensitive personal information, such as an individual’s Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, comments should not include any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential. . . .,’’ as provided in VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:51 Oct 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).1 Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form. Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted by using the following weblink: (https:// public.commentworks.com/ftc/ onyxgraphics) and following the instructions on the web-based form. To ensure that the Commission considers an electronic comment, you must file it on the web-based form at the weblink: (https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/ onyxgraphics). If this Notice appears at (http://www.regulations.gov/search/ index.jsp), you may also file an electronic comment through that website. The Commission will consider all comments that regulations.gov forwards to it. You may also visit the FTC website at (http://www.ftc.gov/) to read the Notice and the news release describing it. A comment filed in paper form should include the ‘‘Onyx Graphics, File No. 092 3139’’ reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. The FTC is requesting that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions. The Federal Trade Commission Act (‘‘FTC Act’’) and other laws the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives, whether filed in paper or electronic form. Comments received will be available to the public on the FTC website, to the extent practicable, at 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted or denied by the Commission’s General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53503 (http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm). As a matter of discretion, the Commission makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC website. More information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy, at (http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/ privacy.shtm). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Crawford (202-326-3076) or Katie Ratte’ (202-326-3514), Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and § 2.34 the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for October 6, 2009), on the World Wide Web, at (http:// www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm). A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130-H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326-2222. Public comments are invited, and may be filed with the Commission in either paper or electronic form. All comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or before the date specified in the DATES section. Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, a consent agreement from Onyx Graphics, Inc. (‘‘Onyx Graphics’’). The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement and take E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 53504 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 200 / Monday, October 19, 2009 / Notices appropriate action or make final the agreement’s proposed order. This matter concerns alleged false or misleading representations that Onyx Graphics made to consumers concerning its participation in the Safe Harbor privacy framework (‘‘Safe Harbor’’) agreed upon by the U.S. and the European Union (‘‘EU’’). It is among the Commission’s first cases to challenge deceptive claims about the Safe Harbor. The Safe Harbor provides a mechanism for U.S. companies to transfer data outside the EU consistent with European law. To join the Safe Harbor, a company must self-certify to the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) that it complies with seven principles and related requirements. Commerce maintains a public website, (www.export.gov/safeharbor), where it posts the names of companies that have self-certified to the Safe Harbor. The listing of companies indicates whether their self-certification is ‘‘current’’ or ‘‘not current.’’ Companies are required to re-certify every year in order to retain their status as ‘‘current’’ members of the Safe Harbor framework. Onyx Graphics develops and markets commercial printing software and solutions for the digital color printing marketplace, including through a website (www.onyxgfx.com). According to the Commission’s complaint, since at least October 2006, Onyx Graphics has set forth on its website privacy policies and statements about its practices, including statements that it is a current participant in the Safe Harbor. The Commission’s complaint alleges that Onyx Graphics falsely represented that it was a current participant in the Safe Harbor when, in fact, from August 2007 until July 2009, Onyx Graphics was not a current participant in the Safe Harbor. The Commission’s complaint alleges that in August 2006, Onyx Graphics submitted a self-certification to Commerce, which it did not renew in August 2007. Commerce then updated the company’s status to ‘‘not current’’ on the Commerce public website. Onyx Graphics remained in ‘‘not current’’ status until it submitted a selfcertification to Commerce in July 2009. The proposed order applies to Onyx Graphics’s representations about its membership in any privacy, security, or any other compliance program sponsored by the government or any other third party. It contains provisions designed to prevent Onyx Graphics from engaging in the future in practices VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:51 Oct 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 similar to those alleged in the complaint. Part I of the proposed order prohibits Onyx Graphics from making misrepresentations about its membership in any privacy, security, or any other compliance program sponsored by the government or any other third party. Parts II through VI of the proposed order are reporting and compliance provisions. Part II requires Onyx Graphics to retain documents relating to its compliance with the order for a fiveyear period. Part III requires dissemination of the order now and in the future to persons with responsibilities relating to the subject matter of the order. Part IV ensures notification to the FTC of changes in corporate status. Part V mandates that Onyx Graphics submit an initial compliance report to the FTC, and make available to the FTC subsequent reports. Part VI is a provision ‘‘sunsetting’’ the order after twenty (20) years, with certain exceptions. The purpose of the analysis is to facilitate public comment on the proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the agreement and proposed order or to modify in any way their terms. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–24995 Filed 10–16–09: 9:31 am] BILLING CODE: 6750–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier OS–0990–New] Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail address within 60 days. Proposed Project: Research Mentoring Dyad: Comparing the Views of Faculty Advisors/Mentors and Their Ph.D. Students on Training/Learning to Be a Responsible Researcher—OMB No. 0990–New—Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Abstract: This effort is consistent with the directive to ORI to ‘‘focus more on preventing misconduct and promoting research integrity’’ (Federal Register: May 12, 2000, Volume 65, Number 93). Study results will be used to promote mentoring best practices, in particular for the responsible conduct of research, by raising awareness of the role of faculty members in developing young scientists, promoting discussion in the scientific community, and informing institutions on where and how to focus resources from the unique perspective of both faculty and doctoral student. To gather information to promote ORI’s objectives, this study will use in-depth personal interviews with 100 faculty who participated in the ORI Faculty Survey and agreed to be re-contacted and 100 matched doctoral students who have graduated in the last five years. These one-time interviews will be used to find out how faculty and their students view the training and education of responsible researchers. Interviews with matched faculty/ doctoral student pairs will provide a unique opportunity to compare these two perspectives and will strengthen and elaborate on the ORI Faculty Survey results. E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

[File No. 092 3139]


Onyx Graphics, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid 
Public Comment

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Proposed Consent Agreement.

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SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged 
violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or 
practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to 
Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft 
complaint and the terms of the consent order -- embodied in the consent 
agreement -- that would settle these allegations.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments 
electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to ``Onyx 
Graphics, File No. 092 3139'' to facilitate the organization of 
comments. Please note that your comment -- including your name and your 
state -- will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, 
including on the publicly accessible FTC website, at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm).
    Because comments will be made public, they should not include any 
sensitive personal information, such as an individual's Social Security 
Number; date of birth; driver's license number or other state 
identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; 
financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also 
should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical 
records or other individually identifiable health information. In 
addition, comments should not include any ``[t]rade secret or any 
commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person 
and which is privileged or confidential. . . .,'' as provided in 
Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 
4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). Comments containing material for which 
confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must 
be clearly labeled ``Confidential,'' and must comply with FTC Rule 
4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).\1\
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    \1\ The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for 
confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for 
the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment 
to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted 
or denied by the Commission's General Counsel, consistent with 
applicable law and the public interest. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 
4.9(c).
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    Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments 
in electronic form. Comments filed in electronic form should be 
submitted by using the following weblink: (https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/onyxgraphics) and following the 
instructions on the web-based form. To ensure that the Commission 
considers an electronic comment, you must file it on the web-based form 
at the weblink: (https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/onyxgraphics). If 
this Notice appears at (http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp), 
you may also file an electronic comment through that website. The 
Commission will consider all comments that regulations.gov forwards to 
it. You may also visit the FTC website at (http://www.ftc.gov/) to read 
the Notice and the news release describing it.
    A comment filed in paper form should include the ``Onyx Graphics, 
File No. 092 3139'' reference both in the text and on the envelope, and 
should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade 
Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 (Annex D), 600 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. The FTC is requesting 
that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight 
service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area 
and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security 
precautions.
    The Federal Trade Commission Act (``FTC Act'') and other laws the 
Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to 
consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will 
consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives, 
whether filed in paper or electronic form. Comments received will be 
available to the public on the FTC website, to the extent practicable, 
at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm). As a matter of 
discretion, the Commission makes every effort to remove home contact 
information for individuals from the public comments it receives before 
placing those comments on the FTC website. More information, including 
routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC's 
privacy policy, at (http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.shtm).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Crawford (202-326-3076) or Katie 
Ratte' (202-326-3514), Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal 
Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Sec.  2.34 the 
Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that 
the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to 
cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final 
approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a 
period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public 
Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the 
allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of 
the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page 
(for October 6, 2009), on the World Wide Web, at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm). A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public 
Reference Room, Room 130-H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, 
D.C. 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326-2222.
    Public comments are invited, and may be filed with the Commission 
in either paper or electronic form. All comments should be filed as 
prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or 
before the date specified in the DATES section.

Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment

    The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has 
accepted, subject to final approval, a consent agreement from Onyx 
Graphics, Inc. (``Onyx Graphics'').
    The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for 
thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. 
Comments received during this period will become part of the public 
record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the 
agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should 
withdraw from the agreement and take

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appropriate action or make final the agreement's proposed order.
    This matter concerns alleged false or misleading representations 
that Onyx Graphics made to consumers concerning its participation in 
the Safe Harbor privacy framework (``Safe Harbor'') agreed upon by the 
U.S. and the European Union (``EU''). It is among the Commission's 
first cases to challenge deceptive claims about the Safe Harbor. The 
Safe Harbor provides a mechanism for U.S. companies to transfer data 
outside the EU consistent with European law. To join the Safe Harbor, a 
company must self-certify to the U.S. Department of Commerce 
(``Commerce'') that it complies with seven principles and related 
requirements. Commerce maintains a public website, (www.export.gov/safeharbor), where it posts the names of companies that have self-
certified to the Safe Harbor. The listing of companies indicates 
whether their self-certification is ``current'' or ``not current.'' 
Companies are required to re-certify every year in order to retain 
their status as ``current'' members of the Safe Harbor framework.
    Onyx Graphics develops and markets commercial printing software and 
solutions for the digital color printing marketplace, including through 
a website (www.onyxgfx.com). According to the Commission's complaint, 
since at least October 2006, Onyx Graphics has set forth on its website 
privacy policies and statements about its practices, including 
statements that it is a current participant in the Safe Harbor.
    The Commission's complaint alleges that Onyx Graphics falsely 
represented that it was a current participant in the Safe Harbor when, 
in fact, from August 2007 until July 2009, Onyx Graphics was not a 
current participant in the Safe Harbor. The Commission's complaint 
alleges that in August 2006, Onyx Graphics submitted a self-
certification to Commerce, which it did not renew in August 2007. 
Commerce then updated the company's status to ``not current'' on the 
Commerce public website. Onyx Graphics remained in ``not current'' 
status until it submitted a self-certification to Commerce in July 
2009.
    The proposed order applies to Onyx Graphics's representations about 
its membership in any privacy, security, or any other compliance 
program sponsored by the government or any other third party. It 
contains provisions designed to prevent Onyx Graphics from engaging in 
the future in practices similar to those alleged in the complaint.
    Part I of the proposed order prohibits Onyx Graphics from making 
misrepresentations about its membership in any privacy, security, or 
any other compliance program sponsored by the government or any other 
third party.
    Parts II through VI of the proposed order are reporting and 
compliance provisions. Part II requires Onyx Graphics to retain 
documents relating to its compliance with the order for a five-year 
period. Part III requires dissemination of the order now and in the 
future to persons with responsibilities relating to the subject matter 
of the order. Part IV ensures notification to the FTC of changes in 
corporate status. Part V mandates that Onyx Graphics submit an initial 
compliance report to the FTC, and make available to the FTC subsequent 
reports. Part VI is a provision ``sunsetting'' the order after twenty 
(20) years, with certain exceptions.
    The purpose of the analysis is to facilitate public comment on the 
proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official 
interpretation of the agreement and proposed order or to modify in any 
way their terms.
    By direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-24995 Filed 10-16-09: 9:31 am]
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