Federal Trade Commission June 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Biomet, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-16081
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting 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 agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Amendment to the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Document Number: 2015-14328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes to amend the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule (Privacy Rule or Rule), which among other things requires that certain motor vehicle dealers provide an annual disclosure of their privacy policies to their customers by hand delivery, mail, electronic delivery, or, alternatively through a Web site, but only with the consent of the consumer. The amendment would allow motor vehicle dealers instead to notify their customers that a privacy policy is available on their Web site, under certain circumstances. The amendment would also revise the scope and definitions in this rule in light of the transfer of part of the Commission's rulemaking authority to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but retains certain examples for purposes of the FTC's Safeguards Rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2015-14802
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in four consumer financial regulations enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on June 30, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-14707
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission plans to conduct a remedy study to update and expand on the divestiture study it conducted in the mid-1990s to: (1) Assess the effectiveness of the Commission's policies and practices regarding remedial orders where the Commission has permitted a merger but required a divestiture or other remedy, and (2) identify the factors that contributed to the Commission successfully or unsuccessfully achieving the remedial goals of the orders. This is the second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the FTC seeks public comments on its proposed study in connection with Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-13861
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting 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 agreementthat would settle these allegations.