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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Scoring Simons one year after taking top FTC post

Shortly after becoming chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Joe Simons did something he hasn’t done since.

Political parties clash over taming bias by tech platforms

Democrats and Republicans have stepped up their attacks on Internet companies, but are at odds about the nature of the problem and on a solution.

Hollings influenced FTC using legislative skills and wit

Senator Ernest F. Hollings, who served as chairman and a longtime member of the Senate panel with primary oversight of the Federal Trade Commission, supported the agency’s mission over the years,...

Simons reiterates need for merger retrospectives despite budget woes

If there were doubts about Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons’ commitment to studying the agency’s actions in past mergers to see if they worked, he recently was emphatic in laying them...

From Australia to Zambia, enforcers urge greater cooperation on antitrust, consumer protection

As the digital economy helps more businesses cross borders, competition and consumer protection regulators must be willing to help as well.

New task force members scope Big Tech antitrust violations

Up the elevators, two rights down the hall and Patricia Galvan is in her compact office at the Federal Trade Commission’s satellite Washington, DC, location, about a mile from headquarters in a...