Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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New York hits TRUSTe with privacy fine; more states could up enforcement

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has made waves in the privacy world by charging that True Ultimate Standards Everywhere failed to do enough to prevent illegal tracking technology on...

Pressure rising for Trump watchdogs to take aggressive action

When the University of Chicago — of all places — recently held a three-day conference devoted to whether the US has a “concentration problem,” it demands that you sit up and take notice.

Qualcomm tests FTC’s IP enforcement chops, bipartisanship

San Diego, California-based chipmaker Qualcomm is challenging the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to oversee patents, and the largely legal monopolies they confer on their owners.

‘Privacy cop’ fails to make splash at industry summit

The Trump administration’s slowness to fill top-tier posts is making it tougher for federal agencies to promote the president’s agenda. The Federal Trade Commission is no exception.

FTC to bloggers: Disclose paid Instagram posts

The Federal Trade Commission has already warned companies that they need to disclose if they’re paying people to promote their products. Now endorsers are coming under scrutiny.

Ex-FTC commissioner Brill to join Microsoft

After spending a year at Hogan Lovells, former Federal Trade Commission member Julie Brill is leaving to join Microsoft. She will lead the giant tech company’s privacy and regulatory affairs group.