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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Airline merger draws scathing Tunney Act review

It is no secret that the comment letters that have piled into the chambers of U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly have been overwhelmingly critical of the DOJ settlement agreement that...

Ramirez, Brill set out FTC priorities at IAPP Global Privacy Summit

More than 2200 experts from a range of fields, including top business, legal, financial and government officials, recently gathered at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC to explore...

Brill discusses FTC’s work with FTC:WATCH

Next month Julie Brill will be celebrating her fourth anniversary as an FTC Commissioner, and in a recent chat with FTC:WATCH, she made it clear that she’s enjoying her job very much. In a...

Privacy groups ask FTC to probe Facebook’s deal to buy WhatsApp

Two consumer privacy advocacy groups have asked the FTC to investigate Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging service, WhatsApp, because, they charge, the deal puts personal information of...

Supreme Court agrees to hear North Carolina dental examiners case

In a case with far-reaching implications, the Supreme Court will take up a claim by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners that its action to stop non-dentists from offering...

Data breach finger-pointing on the Hill, continued

Everything that can be said has been said though not everyone has said it.