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FTC commissioners face wide ranging questions at oversight hearing

It was not the usual congressional hearing. All four FTC Commissioners testified at the session that was billed as, “The FTC at 100: Where Do We Go From Here?” Lawmakers peppered them with wide ranging questions – from whether the CFPB duplicates their work to whether the Commission should clarify its approach to Section 5 cases and even to whether it has jurisdiction over privacy issues raised by drones.


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