Organizations That Track Consumer Protection Legislation

Organizations that track Consumer Protection legislation.

Consumer Protection -- Legislation, Organizations

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Advertising & Marketing

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) - Truth In Advertising 

The FTC is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. The FTC takes law enforcement actions, provides consumer and business education, issues reports and policy guidance, leads workshops, and participates in other forums.  

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-resources/truth-advertising

Venable LLP - All About Advertsing Law

This law blog provides news & commentary on developments in advertising & consumer law. Topics include claim substantiation, competitor litigation, web marketing, sweepstakes/promotions, & regulatory & compliance issues.

REGULATORY & LITIGATION DEVELOPMENTS FOR ADVERTISERS AND   MARKETERS

https://www.allaboutadvertisinglaw.com/

NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures) - Marketing and Advertising of Pharmaceuticals

A compendium of state laws and related resources describing or affecting the marketing and advertising of pharmaceuticals, including disclosure of information relating to the practices. 

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/marketing-and-advertising-of-pharmaceuticals.aspx

Antitrust

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) - Antitrust Laws

The FTC is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. For one hundred years, our collegial and consensus-driven agency has championed the interests of American consumers.

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/competition-guidance/guide-antitrust-laws/antitrust-laws

U.S. Dept. of Justice - Antitrust Laws and You

The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.

https://www.justice.gov/atr/antitrust-laws-and-you   (Take Action Center / Resources) 

The American Antitrust Institute - AAI

The AAI works with experts in the law schools, economics departments, business schools, business, consulting, and legal professions and advocates by publishing white papers and commentaries, testifying before legislators and regulators, and submitting amicus briefs.

http://www.antitrustinstitute.org/content/Advocacy   (Advocacy)

Consumer Satisfaction

ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index)  

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is the only national cross-industry measure of customer satisfaction in the United States.

Discussed industries include: retail, travel, energy utilities, healthcare and telecommunications. 

http://www.theacsi.org/

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

ANSI’s role is as an information provider, bridging the gap between standards developers and the governmental agencies that create legislation affecting the standards community. 

https://www.ansi.org/government_affairs/overview?menuid=6

Privacy & Identity

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) 

The Division of Privacy and Identity Protection oversees issues related to consumer privacy, credit reporting, identity theft, and information security.

https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/bureau-consumer-protection/our-divisions/division-privacy-and-identity

https://www.ftc.gov/policy/advocacy/advocacy-filings  (Advocacy / Help filing complaints)

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

ACLU deals with issues like: internet privacy, location tracking, medical/genetic privacy, borders/checkpoint privacy, financial and workplace, consumer privacy and national ID. 

https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology/consumer-privacy 

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, DC. and pursues a wide range of program activities including policy research, public education, conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy.

https://www.epic.org/privacy/consumer/  (Consumer Privacy Project)

https://www.epic.org/democracy/  (Democracy and Cybersecurity) 

https://www.epic.org/campaigns/  (Privacy Campaigns)

The Privacy Coalition 

The Privacy Coalition is a nonpartisan coalition of consumer, civil liberties, educational, family, library, labor, and technology organizations.

Privacy related Congressional Hearings

https://www.privacycoalition.org/legislative-resources   (Legislative Resources)

Product Safety

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency of the United States government.

Contact information for product safety liaisons from CPSC, states, and U.S. territories. These state contacts work with CPSC to promote product safety programs around the U.S. How to start a safety community in your area.

https://www.cpsc.gov/About-CPSC/Contact-Information/Product-Safety-State-Contacts  (Find your State to help)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI’s role is as an information provider, bridging the gap between standards developers and the governmental agencies that create legislation affecting the standards community.

ANSI creates outreach programs to legislators, to increase understanding of the private sector standards community among agencies involved in trade and commerce issues, and to provide testimony when requested by legislative committees.

https://www.ansi.org/government_affairs/laws_policies/laws?menuid=6 

UL (Underwriters Laboratory)

UL is a global safety consulting and certification company. 

Corporate Responsility and other resources to power the communies. 

https://www.ul.com/aboutul/corporate-social-responsibility/impact-areas/

Kids In Danger (KID)

KID a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.

http://www.kidsindanger.org/advocacy/state/   (Contact your State Legislation)

http://www.kidsindanger.org/docs/advocacy/10_ways_advocate_0413.pdf (10 Ways to Advocate) 

 

 


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