GOP House members skeptical of FTC budget hike request

Republicans who partially control the purse strings of the Federal Trade Commission seemed reluctant to give the agency the 25 percent budget increase it wants. But they didn’t go after Chair Lina Khan at her annual appearance before a House...

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The great FTC archives treasure hunt

Spring has come, the April showers have pierced to the root, and the thoughts of right-minded people are turning to adventure and romance, like, for instance, the quest for hidden treasure.

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Exxon-Pioneer complaint boosts class actions, poses hurdles for DOJ probe

A raft of proposed class actions alleging that high US gas prices are linked to a global crude oil price-fixing conspiracy received a boost following Federal Trade Commission allegations that...

Fending off critics, FTC lawyers offer reasoning behind noncompete ban

The Federal Trade Commission issued a noncompete rule because it’s a more effective way to make changes than modifying policy by litigation, according to an agency lawyer.

Privacy Corner: Ward’s journey from law enforcement to privacy law

As a computer forensics examiner in California, Steven Ward had unfiltered access to people’s innermost thoughts through their technology. That led him down a path to work as a privacy and security...

FTC jumps to No. 9 in best workplace rankings

The Federal Trade Commission ranked as the ninth-best place to work in the federal government in 2023 among 26 midsize agencies, making a sharp recovery after having fallen to near bottom spots...

Scam-fighting experts hone tactics to protect older adults

After 90 minutes of questioning from lawmakers concerned about oil cartels, global digital trade policy, and the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a $109 million budget increase, one...

Litigation awaits most FTC rulemakings

When the US Chamber of Commerce and tax consulting firm Ryan LLC filed suit to challenge the Federal Trade Commission’s noncompete rule, they were continuing a decades-long litigation tradition.

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How to limit children’s addiction to technology

The impact of technology on young people has long been a source of concern among policymakers, parents, scholars and even some of those children and adolescents. While there has been some progress to safeguard young people and help them grow up with fewer distractions and more autonomy, there’s...