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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Lawmakers could strip FTC powers in response to Khan’s activist agenda

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan’s bold attempts to reshape the agency’s enforcement priorities could cause pushback from her adversaries on Capitol Hill.

Split FTC may yield some actions

Even though the five-member Federal Trade Commission faces a 2-2 split between the parties until the likely confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya, there’s still a chance for some things to be accomplished.

Khan sheds light on tackling potential Tesla probe

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan offered insight into how she would address calls to investigate electric-vehicle maker Tesla’s alleged use of deceptive marketing tactics in a letter to...

On the Shelf: A roadmap for solving antitrust challenges in labor markets

The employee shortage in certain industries is why critics say the US has become more of a workers economy. But antitrust laws have made it harder for workers to make gains.

Consumer groups want to sue FTC over used car safety orders

Consumer groups are appealing a DC federal judge’s ruling that they can’t sue the Federal Trade Commission for letting used cars with pending recalls to be advertised as certified or safe.

Privacy Corner: A talk with advocate and rising star Hutson

Privacy lawyer and scholar Jevan Hutson’s initial research focused on dating platforms and ethical considerations that go into shaping architectures for intimacy.