Bedoya, focused and passionate, talks about putting consumers first

Federal Trade Commission member Alvaro Bedoya just reached his six-month work anniversary. The former Senate staffer and Georgetown University professor arrived at a time of incredible activity at the FTC. It issued an advanced notice of proposed...

Neill Averitt

Some hits and a miss in Section 5 policy statement

The diplomat Talleyrand, who represented post-Napoleonic France at the make-or-break Congress of Vienna, cautioned his staff to move only in measured steps: “Above all,” he said, “no zeal.” This would have been equally good advice for the Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5...

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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.