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...

Neill Averitt

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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FTC:WATCH Goes Out on Summer Hiatus

Editor’s note: FTC:WATCH goes on vacation for the month of August, when most governments in the Western Hemisphere leave the city to seek refuge from the heat. We will return, refreshed, to produce...

Calendar

August 3—FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting to discuss “Privacy Law in 2012: Where We Are and Where We Are Going,” from 8:30 a.m. to 10...

Antitrust and patent law high on the docket at Cleveland judicial hearing

CLEVELAND--Normally, when the seven judges serving on the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation gather at one of their six-times-a-year sessions, they confront a docket jam-packed with...

Former FTC official wins Republican Senate nomination in Texas

Ted Cruz, former head of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, may be coming back to Washington in a return engagement, but in a markedly different role.

As mobile payments surge, regulators pondering new consumer protections

Federal regulators and consumer advocates are trying to get ahead of the mobile payments gold rush by implementing new rules they hope will prevent an explosion of hidden charges being imposed on...

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