Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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Whistleblower sets off new alarms about political meddling at DOJ

Charges that decisions in the Justice Department’s antitrust division have been driven by political considerations took on new force when a whistleblower amplified that theme while testifying on...

After high court ruling, FTC faces other threats to its independence, ex-chair says

The structure and independence of multi-member agencies like the Federal Trade Commission survived a recent Supreme Court decision, but a former chairman says the antitrust regulator faces other...

Exploring a potential makeover for Privacy Shield cases

The three Republican members of the Federal Trade Commission praised a settlement with a company charged with violating the EU-US Privacy Shield as unusually tough. For Democratic Commissioner...

Dealmakers armed with more insurance coverage trigger jump in claims

There’s been a huge jump in claims for breaches of representations and warranties in merger agreements.

PrivacyCon to tackle buzzworthy topics

Improving the data security of health apps, studying how Facebook’s ad delivery techniques can cause bias and exploring attempts to place a value on privacy are among the hot topics at this year’s...

Consumers face myriad pandemic-related scams, delayed and unfilled orders, FTC says

Unemployed workers have been preyed on during the pandemic-related downturn, facemask and sanitizer orders have gone unfilled, and the Federal Trade Commission’s name has been exploited by...