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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Split over merger guidelines not shocking, part of long FTC history

Federal Trade Commission chairmen try for unanimity on big cases and policy statements. But the agency’s partisan divide on new vertical merger guidelines is symptomatic of the broader ideological...

Bracing for a showdown? US companies in path of emerging UK watchdog

The United Kingdom’s five-year-old antitrust regulator doesn’t currently review deals where the European Commission has taken an interest, but with Brexit happening later this month, the...

CCPA 101: Fundamentals of the new privacy law

The Federal Trade Commission is no longer the only privacy cop on the beat. The agency now has help from the California Attorney General’s Office, which has been tasked with policing privacy rights...

Equifax, University of Phoenix, robocall cases linger

Compensating customers harmed by an Equifax data breach and by private education firm University of Phoenix are two of the higher-profile consumer protection actions the Federal Trade Commission...

FTC eyes non-competes as scholars, lawyers talk fixes

The panelists told the same story with different characters — nurses, doctors, chefs, janitors and even CEOs — all forbidden from working for a competing firm because of non-compete clauses in...

NBA’s Stern shaped sports antitrust laws

Late National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern was the lead lawyer in a case that changed the way antitrust law is applied to the game.