Antitrust agencies could draw greater scrutiny if GOP takes the House

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice could draw greater scrutiny from Republican lawmakers in the House who would chair panels with jurisdiction over antitrust and consumer protection.

Neill Averitt

Waving the ‘rule of law’ banner against Biden’s enforcers

Business libertarians used to make policy arguments, saying the government shouldn’t unduly limit business freedom. Now, in a switch to a more aggressive posture, they often attack the legitimacy and budgets of President Joe Biden’s enforcement agencies.  

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Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

The road to FTC rulemaking looks far from smooth

The Federal Trade Commission’s road to rulemaking will be paved with partisan bickering and litigation.

On the Shelf: No major fix for lax data security

Data breaches create headaches for companies and people, yet many of the underlying structural problems that cause them remain unsolved.

FTC advisers herald slamming brakes on remedies

A paper by two Federal Trade Commission senior advisers could foretell the direction of the antitrust agencies regarding remedies as a method for resolving competitive concerns.

Privacy Corner: Meet Sara Collins of Public Knowledge

Sara Collins advocates for algorithmic accountability and consumer protection requirements related to housing, education, credit scoring and how ads are served.

Cross-border fraud reports doubled last year

The database of cross-border fraud reports ballooned last year thanks to the addition of consumer complaints from Australia.