Federal Trade Commission December 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Global Partners LP and Richard Wiehl; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-28345
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-30
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 of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Petition for Rulemaking by Accountable Tech
Document Number: 2021-27436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Please take notice that the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') received a petition for rulemaking from Accountable Tech and has published that petition online at https:// www.regulations.gov. This petition requests promulgation of regulations to prohibit surveillance advertising. The Commission invites written comments concerning the petition. Publication of this petition is pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, and does not affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Rulemaking by Institute for Policy Integrity
Document Number: 2021-27435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Please take notice that the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') received a petition for rulemaking from Institute for Policy Integrity and has published that petition online at https:// www.regulations.gov. This petition requests promulgation of regulations to address the practice of drip pricing. The Commission invites written comments concerning the petition. Publication of this petition is pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and does not affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Trade Regulation Rule on Impersonation of Government and Businesses
Document Number: 2021-27731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to commence a rulemaking proceeding to address certain deceptive or unfair acts or practices of impersonation. The Commission is soliciting written comment, data, and arguments concerning the need for such a rulemaking to prevent persons, entities, and organizations from impersonating government agencies or staff and businesses or their agents.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2021-27174
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Petition for Rulemaking of Randall David Marks
Document Number: 2021-26611
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Please take notice that the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') received a petition for rulemaking from Randall David Marks, and has published that petition online at https:// www.regulations.gov. The Commission invites written comments concerning the petition. Publication of this petition is pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, and does not affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information
Document Number: 2021-25736
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing a final rule (``Final Rule'') to amend the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Final Rule contains five main modifications to the existing Rule. First, it adds provisions designed to provide covered financial institutions with more guidance on how to develop and implement specific aspects of an overall information security program, such as access controls, authentication, and encryption. Second, it adds provisions designed to improve the accountability of financial institutions' information security programs, such as by requiring periodic reports to boards of directors or governing bodies. Third, it exempts financial institutions that collect less customer information from certain requirements. Fourth, it expands the definition of ``financial institution'' to include entities engaged in activities the Federal Reserve Board determines to be incidental to financial activities. This change adds ``finders''companies that bring together buyers and sellers of a product or servicewithin the scope of the Rule. Finally, the Final Rule defines several terms and provides related examples in the Rule itself rather than incorporates them from the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule (``Privacy Rule'').
Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Document Number: 2021-25735
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is amending its Privacy Rule to revise the rule's scope, to modify the rule's definitions of ``financial institution'' and ``Federal functional regulator,'' and to update the rule's annual customer privacy notice requirement. The amendments also remove certain examples in the rule that apply to financial institutions that now fall outside its scope. This action is necessary to conform the rule to the current requirements of the Gramm- Leach-Bliley Act (``GLBA''), as amended by the Dodd-Frank and FAST Acts, and the Commission's revisions to the Safeguards Rule, which are being announced simultaneously through a separate document published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information
Document Number: 2021-25064
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission requests public comment on its proposal to further amend the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule'') to require financial institutions to report to the Commission any security event where the financial institutions have determined misuse of customer information has occurred or is reasonably likely and at least 1,000 consumers have been affected or reasonably may be affected.
Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
Document Number: 2021-26558
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is updating a reference in its rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'') to reflect the Environmental Protection Agency's (``EPA'') recent reorganization of its fuel-related regulations.
ANI/Novitium; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-26294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-03
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 of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.