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.

Neill Averitt

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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“Efficiency” is not enough

For the past 30 years or so, it has been a somewhat open secret that the road to an FTC-approved merger is paved with promises of efficiencies. Indeed, it has often seemed that no objection could...

State AG offices show up in force at GMU privacy forum

The Law and Economics Center at George Mason drew a noticeably outside-the-Beltway crowd to its May 14 conference on “The Future of Privacy and Data Security Regulation.”

DOJ settles with eBay over worker poaching pact

No-poaching deals are a no-go.

Commissioner Wright taking hard line in dissents

It hasn’t taken long for FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright to make an impression.

DOJ, American Express prepare for trial

The Justice Department won Round One in its case against American Express Company when Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently denied the...

The FTC at 100: Taft as the unexpected antitrust advocate

Editor’s Note: With the FTC approaching its 100th-year anniversary, FTC:WATCH today inaugurates a series of articles highlighting the history of antitrust enforcement in America.