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Biden’s bid to boost competition could reap political benefits

It mostly comes down to a five-letter word.   

 
 

Effort to restore FTC’s restitution powers in hands of Senate

Hurry up and wait. That’s what the Federal Trade Commission must do as it anticipates action by the Senate to restore powers to secure certain injunctive and equitable relief.

 
 

Research shows impotence of data breach notification laws

Pass all kinds of notification laws and consumer data breaches continue anyway, research shows.

 
 

Activists urge FTC to create civil rights office

The Federal Trade Commission should create an Office of Civil Rights and use other tools to protect civil rights and privacy online, activists told commissioners at a July 21 open meeting.

 
 

Privacy Corner: Srinivasan fuses data privacy and competition

An influential thinker about connections between privacy and antitrust has offered a trail of breadcrumbs for regulators.

 
 

FTC OKs policy statement on independent repairs

It was as close to a kumbaya moment as the sharply divided Federal Trade Commission has had recently.

 
 

Neil Averitt commentary: The provisions behind the FTC chair’s new powers

Lina Khan’s inaugural open meeting of the Federal Trade Commission — held July 1 — led to her obtaining new powers as the agency chair. But just what powers did she get precisely and with what practical effect?  

 
 

#ScamFreeSummer campaign rises in popularity

Since scammers aren’t taking the summer off, businesses and consumer protection agencies are leveraging the Federal Trade Commission’s #ScamFreeSummer campaign to issue their own warnings.

 
 

With Kanter and Khan, Biden opts for tough critics of US antitrust status quo at DOJ, FTC

With Jonathan Kanter set to be nominated to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and Lina Khan already serving as chair of the Federal Trade Commission, President Joe Biden has picked two leaders who are prominent critics of the US antitrust enforcement status quo.

 
 

US antitrust merger filings on pace for biggest numbers in decades

US antitrust filings are on track to hit their highest number since at least the year 2000 as the economy continues to recover and rehabilitation from the Covid-19 pandemic prolongs low interest rates.

 
 

People

Kim joins Latham Watkins with focus on data security, privacy

 
 

Calendar

Aug. 15-17 — Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will speak at the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum 2021. It will be held at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen, Colorado. For more information, go to: https://techpolicyinstitute.org/aspen-forum/.

 
 

FTC Briefs

 

LendingClub, FTC reach $18 million settlement

 

DOJ Briefs

 

DaVita, former CEO indicted over no-poach scheme

 
 

Trio settles robocall case