Amazon fails to revoke FTC subpoenas for Bezos and Gacy’s testimony
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and CEO Andy Gacy will not be able to avoid testifying in an investigation into the company’s Prime membership program.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made the announcement late Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigates company policies regarding the registration and cancellation process for Prime.
Amazon asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last month to cancel the subpoenas of Bezos and Gacy, saying they were not overwhelmed by the details of those operations.
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Federal Trade Commission employees began investigating in March 2021, looking into whether the company did not offer a simple way for customers to cancel recurring fees for the program, according to the order issued Wednesday.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said Amazon must largely comply with a request from an investigation in June that requested information about other Amazon subscription programs, but Amazon backed down, saying the request was too onerous and extensive.
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An Amazon spokesperson said the company has cooperated with the FTC’s investigation and has already produced tens of thousands of pages of documents.
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“We remain concerned that the recent requests are over-general and needlessly onerous, and we will be looking at all of our options,” the spokesperson said.