Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

On September 13, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report to Congress that highlights the agency’s recent efforts to protect Americans’ privacy, announces the agency’s priorities for future data security and privacy protection efforts, and urges Congress to allocate more resources to the agency so it can expand its data security and privacy protection

On September 13, President Biden announced his intent to nominate privacy advocate Alvaro Bedoya to serve as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If confirmed, Bedoya will take the seat currently held by Rohit Chopra, who President Biden has nominated as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as we

Our Regulatory Oversight Blog has been abuzz with news about the newly galvanized Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission). Besides beginning to flex its antitrust muscle, the FTC is also taking on deceptive trade practices, with its latest target being the deceptive use of the “Made in USA” or “Made in America” labels. On August

On July 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would restore the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) ability to obtain equitable monetary remedies under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act. The legislation — H.R. 2667, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act — passed by a vote of 221-205, with all House Democrats and two

President Biden recently issued Executive Order 14036 (E.O. 14036) to create the White House Competition Council (Council), which “shall coordinate, promote, and advance Federal Government efforts to address overconcentration, monopolization, and unfair competition in or directly affecting the American economy.” 86 Fed. Reg. 36987, 36990 (July 14, 2021).

E.O. 14036, among other things, requires

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FTC’s ‘Nixing the Fix’ Offers Insight Into Ramifications of Presidential Directive

Introduction

Regulators are increasingly interested in transactions related to consumer technology. For example, hybrid transactions involving the purchase and sale of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is one area ripe for regulatory oversight and enforcement as detailed in our prior article, “Regulators Likely

RICHMOND, Va. – Troutman Pepper’s Regulatory Practice Group, one of the country’s oldest practices dedicated solely to defending against enforcement actions from state attorneys general and other government authorities, launched today its regulatory law blog, Regulatory Oversight.

Regulatory Oversight will provide in-depth analysis into regulatory actions by various state and federal regulatory authorities, including

On July 1, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to approve seven omnibus resolutions authorizing staff attorneys to use compulsory process to investigate key enforcement targets. The vote fell along party lines, with Democratic Commissioners Lina Khan, Rohit Chopra, and Kelly Slaughter voting in favor of the resolutions, while Republican Commissioners Christine Wilson and Noah

On June 23, Commissioner Christine Wilson, a Republican appointee, confirmed that she has agreed to use the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) rulemaking authority to craft comprehensive data privacy regulations. With Commissioner Wilson’s agreement, there is an even stronger chance that the FTC will engage in privacy-related rulemaking, especially since recently appointed FTC Chair Lina Khan

If you use the internet, you have probably encountered at least one of the scams con artists use to bilk victims. There’s “catfishing” and other online dating fraud, where scammers use fake identities to woo victims into sending money. There’s also “grandparent scams,” where typically elderly victims are tricked by those posing as his or her grandchild into sending money for a faux emergency. Cryptocurrency’s recent rise in popularity has seen fraudsters put a twist on the old scams and come up with a new one: cryptocurrency investment schemes. And the Federal Trade Commission and state AGs are taking steps to put the public on notice and minimize consumer harm on this new twist.
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