Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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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.