Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

Neill Averitt

Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

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AgeCheq’s proposed COPPA plan nixed by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission recently rejected AgeCheq Inc.’s proposed method for obtaining parental consent in order for companies to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

FTC slams door on revenge porn, using Section 5

In the first case that the Federal Trade Commission has brought against the operator of a so-called revenge porn website, the agency recently reached a settlement—subject to final approval—that...

FTC’s Rich presses ad industry on online privacy

The Federal Trade Commission’s Jessica Rich has put industry on notice that protection of privacy must be a central focus for online advertisers who are seeking new ways to connect with the “right...

FTC at 100: Reagan Revolution transforms FTC in the 1980s

Editor’s Note: The Federal Trade Commission is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year; the first official meeting of the commission was held on March 16, 1915. In this series of articles, we...

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February 19 — FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg, and former FTC Chairmen William Kovacic and Tim Muris are among the speakers at George Mason University...

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Breedlove leaves FTC to join Cornerstone Research