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Report – not regulations – to follow workshop on Internet of Things

Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, kept the audience in suspense till the final reel: In her closing remarks at a recent day-long workshop on the Internet of Things, she joked about making the large roomful of attentive participants wait till the end of her comments before saying whether the agency was poised to issue regulations in this rapidly-evolving area.

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Neil Averitt commentary: E-books case in retrospect: Was DOJ a hero, or not?

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