House Extends FTC's Online Fraud Enforcement Powers

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation to reauthorize online fraud enforcement provisions that allow the Federal Trade Commission to share information with foreign counterparts in order to combat cross-border fraud, spyware and spam attacks.

The bipartisan legislation extends until 2020 the expiring Undertaking Spam, Spyware and Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers Beyond Borders Act of 2006, a measure aimed at combating the increasing problem of Internet-based scams — which frequently span several different jurisdictions — by allowing the FTC to give more information...
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