Protecting Privacy with Deceptive Trade Practices Legislation

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 1305, 2001

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-0163

54 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2009  

Jeff Sovern

St. John's University - School of Law

Date Written: January 8, 2009

Abstract

This article argues that common information practices - collecting transactional information about consumers and selling it to others without the knowledge or consent of the affected consumers - violates both the FTC Act and state UDAP statutes. The article discusses the trade in consumer information, decisions under the FTC Act's prohibitions on unfair and deceptive trade practices, and cases under state UDAP statutes.

Suggested Citation

Sovern, Jeff, Protecting Privacy with Deceptive Trade Practices Legislation (January 8, 2009). Fordham Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 1305, 2001; St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-0163. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1324813

Jeff Sovern (Contact Author)

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