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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Biden’s bid to boost competition could reap political benefits

It mostly comes down to a five-letter word.   

Effort to restore FTC’s restitution powers in hands of Senate

Hurry up and wait. That’s what the Federal Trade Commission must do as it anticipates action by the Senate to restore powers to secure certain injunctive and equitable relief.

Research shows impotence of data breach notification laws

Pass all kinds of notification laws and consumer data breaches continue anyway, research shows.

Activists urge FTC to create civil rights office

The Federal Trade Commission should create an Office of Civil Rights and use other tools to protect civil rights and privacy online, activists told commissioners at a July 21 open meeting.

Privacy Corner: Srinivasan fuses data privacy and competition

An influential thinker about connections between privacy and antitrust has offered a trail of breadcrumbs for regulators.

FTC OKs policy statement on independent repairs

It was as close to a kumbaya moment as the sharply divided Federal Trade Commission has had recently.