Non-compete rulemaking faces legal hurdles but could help Biden politically

The Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking on non-compete agreements faces legal obstacles but could reap political and public policy benefits even if it’s struck down in court.

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Chess cheating, defamation and the Twombly pleading standard

It’s an unusual legal story that involves international chess tournaments, the Twombly standard for pleading collusion, Arthur Schopenhauer, and radio-controlled vibrating sex devices — all at the same time. But this is such a story.

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Ashley Madison data breach could spur agency action

The data breach that shattered Ashley Madison, a website that promotes itself as the “world’s leading married dating site for discreet encounters,” resulted in the disclosure of more than 30...

Privacy activists pressing FTC for right to be forgotten

The conventional wisdom is that most people want to be remembered, but there is growing sentiment to give people the right to disappear.

After decades of debate, February speech helped reignite Section 5 talks

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FTC alum Tim Wu to police technology for NY AG’s office

Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu, who coined the phrase “network neutrality’’ and has been a strong advocate of consumer causes, will have the chance to implement change from the inside.

Data breach threats are multiplying, experts tell FTC

Some of the nation’s leading data security experts told Federal Trade Commission officials this month that the data breach crisis is worsening.

No clear frontrunner yet to replace Commissioner Wright

Federal Trade Commission member Joshua Wright has been gone only four weeks, and already the rumor mill is churning about who his successor might be.