Bedoya, focused and passionate, talks about putting consumers first

Federal Trade Commission member Alvaro Bedoya just reached his six-month work anniversary. The former Senate staffer and Georgetown University professor arrived at a time of incredible activity at the FTC. It issued an advanced notice of proposed...

Neill Averitt

Some hits and a miss in Section 5 policy statement

The diplomat Talleyrand, who represented post-Napoleonic France at the make-or-break Congress of Vienna, cautioned his staff to move only in measured steps: “Above all,” he said, “no zeal.” This would have been equally good advice for the Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5...

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Privacy Shield should be suspended, critics say

As the first annual review of the trans-Atlantic data transmission agreement called the EU-US Privacy Shield nears, critics say it should be suspended because the US government hasn’t done enough...

Liberals make noise about Amazon-Whole Foods combination

Although shut out of the executive branch and key congressional spots, those on the left are trying to put pressure on the Federal Trade Commission to stop Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole...

Democrats snub GOP online privacy measure

House Republicans hoping that Democrats would help them pass an online privacy measure have found no takers.

FTC urged to reopen Google probe after record EU fine

Not long after the European Commission slapped Google with the biggest antitrust fine it had ever levied — $2.72 billion — calls came for the Federal Trade Commission to reopen its investigation...

FTC, NHTSA steering self-driving car regulation

Self-driving vehicles may not be a widespread reality yet. But the Federal Trade Commission is laying the groundwork to ensure that privacy protections are in place.

Newspapers seek antitrust fix to negotiate with Google, Facebook over ad revenue

Business has gotten so rotten for newspapers that a prominent trade group is seeking an extraordinary remedy — exempting the industry from the reach of antitrust laws.