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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Tug of war between antitrust agencies prompts worry

Tensions between the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are increasing, prompting consternation among veteran antitrust practitioners.

Challenges ahead for Simons after partisan Facebook vote

Even before Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons began a press conference to unveil a record-breaking $5 billion penalty on Facebook as part of a sweeping privacy settlement, the narrative...

Lawmakers pushing bills to curb Internet addiction

Three senators are pushing bills that would empower the Federal Trade Commission to prevent technology companies from using practices that get people hooked on content, while another senator wants...

GateHouse-Gannett deal would reshape newspaper landscape

GateHouse’s $1.4 billion offer to acquire Gannett would create the largest newspaper company — by circulation and number of properties owned — but few of their papers are serious rivals, likely...

Major antitrust probes down as average length rises, Dechert finds

The number of significant antitrust investigations declined during the year ending June 30, but they took longer, according to a report by the law firm Dechert.

Antitrust lawyer Roll finds success writing historical biographies

After a successful career as an antitrust lawyer that included a top leadership post at the Federal Trade Commission, David Roll is having a second act as a non-fiction author.