Armey Calls for End to FTC Rules

In an exclusive column on's E-Commerce Community page, House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) wrote that the time may have come to discard the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's "fair practices" guidelines for e-commerce Web sites. Armey said he came to that conclusion after a U.S. General Accounting Office survey showed that more than 90% of federal Web sites can't meet those standards. While White House officials have said the GAO report was an unfair comparison, Armey said the federal Web sites' failures are an indication that the federal government shouldn't be dictating policy to anyone. To read the complete column, visit

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