Spyware: Background and Policy Issues for Congress

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This report discusses whether to enact new legislation specifically addressing spyware, or to rely on industry self-regulation and enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice under existing law, as well as the opinions of both the opponents and the supporters of industry self-regulation.

Creator(s): Moloney Figliola, Patricia
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 12, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Moloney Figliola, Patricia

Specialist in Internet and Telecommunications Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 12, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report discusses whether to enact new legislation specifically addressing spyware, or to rely on industry self-regulation and enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice under existing law, as well as the opinions of both the opponents and the supporters of industry self-regulation.

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10 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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