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Legal heavyweights find little common ground on state of antitrust law

The fierce debate over the state of antitrust law continues to intensify. One side argues the law must be overhauled to address rising market power that hurts consumers and workers, while the other side sees no need to change an environment in which competition appears to be flourishing.

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Lawmakers offer glimmer of hope for targeted privacy legislation

Despite public outcry about the excesses of Big Tech, lawmakers seem unlikely to pass comprehensive privacy legislation this year. But there is some glimmer of hope for targeted action.

DOJ, states take lead in pursuing price-gouging cases

As hospitals and other facilities in the US experience a shortage of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Justice and states are battling price gouging,...

Chopra wants overhaul of safe harbor programs in wake of Miniclip case

When Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra said his agency “must take many steps” to overhaul third-party programs that shield businesses from enforcement actions under a children’s privacy...

FTC continues crackdown of marketers peddling coronavirus cures

Vitamin C dosed through an IV drip, chaga mushrooms and “advanced rife healing frequencies” are just some of the alleged coronavirus cures the Federal Trade Commission has warned vendors to stop...

Military personnel on the defense against identity theft, FTC says

Members of the military experience a disproportionately high level of harm from identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission said, encouraging troops and their families to report suspected privacy...

Neil Averitt commentary: New ways to identify collusion when offering leniency isn't enough

The Department of Justice’s leniency program is the centerpiece of the antitrust division’s efforts to combat price-fixing. It offers incentives for companies to come forward and confess to...

Google-Fitbit review by DOJ examines data, interoperability

FTC has opportunity to be bold in review of health-record data breach regulations

Sabre, Farelogix oppose DOJ vacatur request on their courtroom merger win