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Debate erupts over creating separate FTC tech bureau

One of the first things Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons looked at after joining the agency was the chief technology officer job and whether a separate Bureau of Technology should be created.

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Qualcomm case: A prelude to more interagency clashes?

The Federal Trade Commission’s short, unsparing put-down of the Justice Department for its unprecedented intervention in the commission’s lawsuit against Qualcomm raises the question of whether...

Rules, privacy, money dominate FTC congressional hearings

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons was channeling Oliver Twist.

Contact lens rulemaking slog approaching year four

How long does it take the Federal Trade Commission to implement basic compliance procedures for doctors selling contact lenses?

Online lenders in regulatory crosshairs over iffy practices

The website of online lender Everest Business Funding makes clear the types of small businesses it’s looking to fund: all of them.

Erxleben discusses memoir, recalls legal career highs, lows

At a time when Congress is debating whether the Federal Trade Commission should get more consumer protection power to protect privacy, William Erxleben sees history repeating itself.

Neil Averitt commentary: Crafting an effective report on a policy workshop

The Federal Trade Commission’s long series of policy hearings is drawing to a close, and attention is turning to preparation of a report on the conclusions to be drawn from them. This brings a...

Crowdfunding lawsuit over high-tech backpacks heads to court

How do you solve a problem like monopolization?

Apple app ruling may boost litigation, but near-term risk is low

As states file new generic drug complaint, time is running out for DOJ