Bedoya, focused and passionate, talks about putting consumers first

Federal Trade Commission member Alvaro Bedoya just reached his six-month work anniversary. The former Senate staffer and Georgetown University professor arrived at a time of incredible activity at the FTC. It issued an advanced notice of proposed...

Neill Averitt

Some hits and a miss in Section 5 policy statement

The diplomat Talleyrand, who represented post-Napoleonic France at the make-or-break Congress of Vienna, cautioned his staff to move only in measured steps: “Above all,” he said, “no zeal.” This would have been equally good advice for the Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5...

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Dissents over Zoom settlement may offer roadmap to policy shifts in Biden administration

As speculation ramps up about what to expect in a Biden administration on privacy policy, the Federal Trade Commission’s two Democratic members set out a possible roadmap for the future in their...

Lawmakers pass bills targeting scams against seniors

The Federal Trade Commission could have more power to monitor and educate people about scams affecting senior citizens after legislation passed by the Senate and House.

Zoom settlement stirs talk over FTC chief technologist’s role

Rohit Chopra’s searing dissent in the Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with Zoom included a pitch to restore the chief technologist’s role and to boost the technical rigor in agency...

Franchise Rule could get slight makeover

When it comes to disclosing financial information to potential franchisees, the Federal Trade Commission must decide if less is in fact more.

Privacy Corner: Chilson pushes for more nuanced approach on tech issues

As policymakers confront a host of technology-related issues, Neil Chilson wants the government to strike the right balance between effective enforcement and giving individuals ample leeway.

In tackling crypto schemes, FTC presses on

Nearly 8,000 consumers deceived by a cryptocurrency chain referral scheme are receiving refunds from the Federal Trade Commission as part of a settlement deal.