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...

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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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Khan’s ambitious agenda hampered by congressional delays on privacy

On Capitol Hill, it appears privacy policymaking has hit a wall. That’s been a challenge for the Federal Trade Commission.

Tech critics try to borrow page from fight against tobacco

Will Big Tech meet the same fate as the Marlboro Man? Some lawmakers, enforcers and activists want to go after tech platforms with the same legal and political strategies that helped punish tobacco...

Bedoya’s confirmation hearing draws closer

When Alvaro Bedoya, President Joe Biden’s nominee to the Federal Trade Commission, faces US senators, he will be asked about his scholarly views on privacy. But the hearing also gives senators a...

Small brewers await report on market access

Craft brewers said they hope a report ordered by President Joe Biden exposes an anticompetitive system in which large beer distributors have outsized power over local markets.

On the Shelf: John Marshall Harlan’s influence on antitrust law

One of the most important judicial voices on antitrust was too often seen as a minor figure in historical narratives.

Meet the anti-robocall crusaders

When the Federal Trade Commission launched a series of contests, some cleverly titled “Zapping Rachel” and “Humanity Strikes Back,” its goal was clear: find tech rock stars eager to take on the...