From journalism to baseball, lawmakers take up antitrust exemptions

Media companies and their congressional allies have escalated efforts to obtain an exemption to antitrust laws to counter the alleged unfair practices by Big Tech companies. The legislative fight is shining light on the broader issue of antitrust...

Neill Averitt

FleetCor case maps out new routes for consumer protection

We have seen what lies ahead for consumer protection, and it looks a great deal like the FleetCor case.

Current Issue: 907

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...