Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

Neill Averitt

Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

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The road to FTC rulemaking looks far from smooth

The Federal Trade Commission’s road to rulemaking will be paved with partisan bickering and litigation.

FTC advisers herald slamming brakes on remedies

A paper by two Federal Trade Commission senior advisers could foretell the direction of the antitrust agencies regarding remedies as a method for resolving competitive concerns.

Privacy Corner: Meet Sara Collins of Public Knowledge

Sara Collins advocates for algorithmic accountability and consumer protection requirements related to housing, education, credit scoring and how ads are served.

Cross-border fraud reports doubled last year

The database of cross-border fraud reports ballooned last year thanks to the addition of consumer complaints from Australia.

Senators demand investigation into gun marketing to kids

Democratic senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the marketing of guns to children.

Khan disputes Republican narrative about merger enforcement efficiency

A proposed spending bump for the Federal Trade Commission faced Republican opposition as Chair Lina Khan sought to counter a narrative that her leadership has led to fewer merger challenges.

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No major fix for lax data security

Data breaches create headaches for companies and people, yet many of the underlying structural problems that cause them remain unsolved.