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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Wright, Ginsburg provoke debate over antitrust consent decrees

In the past three decades the Justice Department’s antitrust division and the Federal Trade Commission have “undergone a dramatic shift” toward settling antitrust cases with consent decrees rather...

As LabMD battle with FTC roils, Trump administration may take a different tack in data security cases

In the three-plus years since the Federal Trade Commission sued LabMD, a cancer detection laboratory in Georgia, for allegedly failing to adequately protect consumers’ confidential information, a...

US has ‘haphazard’ approach to protecting kids against identity theft, McSweeny says

The US currently has a “haphazard” approach to protecting children’s identities if they are compromised in a breach, a US Federal Trade Commissioner said Thursday, citing her personal experience...

Use cautious restraint in regulating sharing economy, FTC says

In the department of few surprises, the Federal Trade Commission warned that too many rules could stifle innovation in the so-called sharing economy but not enough would make consumers feel unsafe.

Stakes are high as DOJ presses appeals court for Amex do-over

The Department of Justice has pressed an appellate court to reconsider its finding that American Express can punish merchants who push other payment methods, a decision that upset the government’s...