International Consumer Protection Agencies Will Share Intelligence About Business Practices

Author:Mr Michael Strauss
Profession:Reed Smith

On June 30, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced that the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network ("ICPEN")—an international network of more than 60 consumer protection agencies—updated its website. Although seemingly minor, this update represents ICPEN's continued efforts to coordinate resolution of international consumer protection issues.

For consumers, the ICPEN website is both informative and action-based. It now includes information about international scams, safe online shopping, and how to file a complaint in cross-border disputes, among other things. ICPEN's complaint sitewww.econsumer.govis available in eight languages (English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish). For ICPEN (and the FTC), the website is a mechanism by which global consumer...

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