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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 million names and personal information and would seem to set the stage for some action by the Federal Trade Commission.


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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.

Brill takes issue with FTC’s push for more power to obtain e-mails

A routine Senate testimony by a Federal Trade Commission lawyer seeking more powers to obtain e-mail records from subjects under investigation took an unusual twist when Commissioner Julie Brill...

Wright’s views on Bureau of Economics draw little support

Neil Averitt commentary: Pots of gold, hidden land mines in Section 5 policy statement

Closing arguments in LabMD case revolve around whether FTC met its burden

Justice Department will not challenge Expedia’s $1.3 billion deal for Orbitz

Decisions by California licensing boards must be reviewed by state officials, state AG says

Insurance industry lobbyist says mergers don't cause big price hikes

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