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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
    IntroducedJune 25th, 2013

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Title

E-SHOP Act

Official Title

To direct the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate rules requiring an Internet merchant to disclose the use of personal information in establishing or changing a price, and for other purposes.

Summary

Ensuring Shoppers Honest Online Pricing Act of 2013 or the E-SHOP 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 personal information in establishing or changing a price. Defines "personal information" to include an individual's Internet browsing history, device type and manufacturer, operating system, and Internet Protocol address. Directs the FTC to provide specific exceptions when consumers should reasonably expect a change in price based on their personal information, including for the calculation of shipping charges and financial services for which such information is customarily used to formulate a price. 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.
    Discriminatory pricing is a road we don't want to go down. Transparency over the matter will let consumers decide if they are okay with being profiled.
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