H.R. 6508 (112th): E-STOP Act

Sep 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Susan Davis
Representative for California's 53rd congressional district
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Sep 21, 2012
4 pages

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2012
Full Title

To direct the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate rules requiring an Internet merchant to disclose the use of a price-altering computer program, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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Ensuring Shoppers Transparency in Online Pricing Act of 2012 or the E-STOP Act - Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate rules requiring an Internet merchant with annual gross revenue of more than $1 million to disclose to each consumer, prior to the final purchase of any good or service, the use of a price-altering computer program.
Defines "price-altering computer program" as one that:
(1) accesses a consumer's personal information, including information about the consumer's computer and browsing history; and
(2) uses such information to alter the merchant's selling price of a good or service.
Allows exemptions to accommodate the reasonable expectations of consumers concerning price changes.
Deems a violation of a rule promulgated under this Act to be an unfair or deceptive act or practice under the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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