FTC Holds Additional Hearings on Negative Option Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held an informal hearing on proposed amendments to the Negative Option Rule regarding subscriptions and recurring payments, including a “click to cancel” provision on January 16. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) scheduled an additional hearing on disputed issues of material fact, which was held on January 31. The Alliance joined a stakeholder letter raising concerns. The ALJ scheduled another hearing on February 14. The Alliance will continue to monitor this issue and keep you apprised of developments.