Act against data-driven bias, advocacy groups tell FTC

A coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission to hold companies accountable as online harms against people of color and women proliferate.

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What’s up with that West Virginia v. EPA opinion?

What was going on in the Supreme Court’s opinion in West Virginia v. EPA? Everyone has a sense the new “major questions doctrine” will create problems for the antitrust agencies. But what kinds of problems exactly?

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LabMD litigation against FTC lingers

Although the Federal Trade Commission won its effort to quash a lawsuit over its probe of LabMD, the now-defunct medical laboratory is still trying to sue three agency employees.

Taking stock of President Carter’s robust antitrust record

As president, Jimmy Carter made great strides in improving competition through his antitrust policies and by widespread industry deregulation. The 98-year-old recently announced he was entering...

‘Significant strain’ prevents FTC’s electric industry study

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan said the agency may be too strapped to conduct a study of the electric industry sought by several members of Congress and a coalition of advocacy groups.

Women fraud investigators say gender matters

Certified fraud examiners attending a women’s summit agreed gender affects investigative interviews.

Privacy Corner: Schick speaks on AI’s evolution, the risks and rewards

Nina Schick is spreading the gospel of generative AI.

Khan says FTC complies with West Virginia v. EPA ruling

Chair Lina Khan said the Federal Trade Commission has been “mindful” in complying with the West Virginia v. EPA ruling after House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan requested documents about the agency’s...

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Analyzing the growing clout of consultants

The Federal Trade Commission’s use of consultants has been the subject of congressional scrutiny and is part of a broader trend. As people call for governments to do “more with less,” consultants are brought on to fill in the gaps, with varied results.