Senate Passes SAFEWEB Act
The U.S. SAFEWEB Act, S. 1608, would authorize the FTC to start cooperative cross-border law enforcement projects and better track fraudulent financial proceeds. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.
"Many of those responsible for fraudulent Web sites and deceptive e-mails are criminals who operate under false pretenses and outside of U.S. borders," Jerry Cerasale, senior vice president for government affairs at the Direct Marketing Association, said in a statement yesterday. "Giving [the] FTC the authority and funding it needs to work cooperatively with regulatory counterparts and law enforcement officials from around the world is a positive step toward combating this problem."