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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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.