Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

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Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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Slaughter unveils multi-pronged approach to privacy enforcement

More aggressive enforcement, possible new rules and additional outreach. That’s the three-part strategy acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter is implementing for dealing with...

House members finding some consensus in early talks on antitrust legislation

House lawmakers are finding common ground about reducing the power of Big Tech platforms by calling for small changes such as mandating system interoperability and data portability.

FTC hears support for updating amplifier rule

The Federal Trade Commission has received plenty of public feedback about its amplifier rule. Of the 1,133 comments that have poured in, some suggest an update to the rule to keep pace with the...

Consumers losing more to sweepstakes, lottery, prize scams

Losses to sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are on the rise, according to new data from the Federal Trade Commission.

Covid-19 fraud to take spotlight during National Consumer Protection Week

Warnings about Covid-19 fraud will be prominently covered at events during National Consumer Protection Week, the Federal Trade Commission said.

FTCWatch turns 1,000

In 1976, Congress passed a major antitrust law, Big Macs sold for 65 cents, and the country was falling in like with a former Georgia governor who had a wide grin and promised “I’ll never lie to you.”