Deceptive Trade Practices
In the context of U.S. federal law, a term associated with corporate entities who mislead or misrepresent products or services to consumers and customers. These practices are regulated in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission at the federal level and typically by an attorney general or office of consumer protection at the state level. Law typically provides for both enforcement by the government to stop the practice and individual actions for damages brought by consumers who are hurt by the practices.
Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: US16
Associated term(s): Unfair Trade Practices
Associated law(s): U.S. Federal Trade Commission Act