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The information on this page was current at the time it was published. Regulations, trends, statistics, and other information are constantly changing. While we strive to update our Knowledge Base, we strongly suggest you use these pages as a general guide and be sure to verify any regulations, statistics, guidelines, or other information that are important to your efforts.


The Federal Trade Commission is commonly thought of as the major enforcement body, though there is no designated overall authority. Additionally there are sector-specific enforcement bodies.

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Communications Commission

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


Law information:

The U.S. has many federal and state sector- and issue-specific laws.

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