Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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Despite heated debates, Phillips says FTC commissioners still get along

After three years on the Federal Trade Commission, Noah Phillips says comity still exists among commissioners even though it’s sometimes “frustrating” when they don’t get along. He also called on...

Klobuchar standard on exclusionary conduct takes flak

A provision of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s bill to give antitrust agencies tougher enforcement tools would expand the definition of exclusionary conduct that presents an appreciable risk of harming...

Dems, Republicans use similar but diverging arguments to back up antitrust views

Some Democrats and Republicans are pushing for stronger antitrust enforcement, but they have taken different routes to get there.

FTC flexes muscle over ISPs in suit against Frontier alleging misleading offers

The Federal Trade Commission and six states sued Frontier Communications alleging it misrepresented Internet speeds offered to consumers.

Privacy Corner: Karanjia says regulators need ‘technical sophistication’

Peter Karanjia’s interest in privacy issues is inspired by the First Amendment, with a legal career that has navigated the 21st century information technology revolution.

Consumer travel problems generate complaints for FTC, questions from senators

With pandemic restrictions lifting, two senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission about its efforts to combat travel scams.