Act against data-driven bias, advocacy groups tell FTC

A coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission to hold companies accountable as online harms against people of color and women proliferate.

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What’s up with that West Virginia v. EPA opinion?

What was going on in the Supreme Court’s opinion in West Virginia v. EPA? Everyone has a sense the new “major questions doctrine” will create problems for the antitrust agencies. But what kinds of problems exactly?

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LabMD fires latest salvo at FTC in data security battle

A very closely watched data security case — the first one to go to trial — pitting the Federal Trade Commission against LabMD over the adequacy of the now-defunct cancer detection laboratory ’s...

Lipsky talks continuity at FTC, but wants some changes

Shortly before he took the post as acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, veteran antitrust lawyer Abbott (Tad) Lipsky was asked at a George Mason University...

Independent commissioners have shaped key FTC decisions

President Donald Trump has been unconventional in many ways, and he could continue that pattern by not naming Democrats to fill vacancies on the Federal Trade Commission.

Critics to FTC: Don’t accept partial divestitures as remedies in mergers

After a recent review of its remedies in merger cases, the Federal Trade Commission found that partial divestitures rather than transfers of entire businesses haven’t worked very well.

Lawmakers mulling smaller steps on consumer privacy, data breaches

Protecting consumer privacy and combating data breaches are two topics talked about ad nauseam on Capitol Hill, but lawmakers can’t find consensus to take action on. That may change this year.

In private practice, Gorsuch called for greater transparency in class action settlements

Before joining the bench, Neil Gorsuch — President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court — represented objectors in a number of class actions, an experience that led him to advocate for...