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Protecting online privacy: FTC’s draft proposals now appearing in settlement orders

Two recent consent orders in Section 5 enforcement cases with Google Inc. and Chitika, Inc. and comments from top FTC officials indicate that the agency wants businesses to implement the recommendations in its preliminary privacy framework, though the Commission has not issued a final privacy report.


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Major cell phone carriers to merge

AT&T has announced an agreement to purchase T-Mobile USA, a deal valued at close to $39 billion.

Commissioner Brill’s perspective on the agency

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill explained how her background influences her approach to consumer protection and antitrust enforcement and offered advice to parties who appear before the agency.

FTC’s report to Congress: Fair Debt Collection in 2010

Over 140,000 consumers contacted the FTC to complain about debt collectors in 2010, comprising 27 percent of all complaints to the agency last year.

States settle with drug company: $68.5 million judgment

Thirty-eight state attorneys general have settled with the maker of an anti-psychotic drug, resolving charges of misleading marketing for the medication.

FTC to Miss. legislators: Don’t pass that bill

Mississippi lawmakers should reconsider language in a proposed Bill that could raise drug prices for consumers, the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning and Bureaus of Competition and Economics have...

Fuel Rating Rule amendments

The FTC has finalized changes to its Fuel Rating Rule.

Proposed Fur Rules amendments

Senators request FTC investigation: Allege pregnancy drug price-gouging

Newspaper mergers: Antitrust Division’s analysis

Apple’s in-app purchases update

Closed case: Brambles Limited’s acquisition of IFCO System’s N.V. approved

Closed case: Gary Nitzkin

Closed case: SuperValu, Inc. and C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

European antitrust: EC, Russia MoU

European antitrust: Possible rail freight cartel

Proposed drugstore acquisition

Former auto light executive to plead guilty

Two guilty pleas in Con Edison fraud

Color display tube price-fix: $32 million criminal fine

FTC Briefs

DOJ Briefs