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Consumer Protection

Is Privacy an Antitrust Concern?

Jul 22, 2014 Analysis

Politicians and activists urge synthesis, but the FTC remains skeptical.

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The Costs and Benefits of Data Brokers

Jun 19, 2014 Opinion

Data brokers’ use of big data leads to questions about how best to protect consumers.

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FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Outlines Agenda on “Big Data”

Jun 11, 2014 News

Commission head urges efforts to protect privacy, increase transparency, and enhance consumer choice.

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CFPB Report Shows Payday Borrowers Stuck in “Revolving Door of Debt”

May 15, 2014 Analysis

Recent agency study reveals most consumers re-borrow within two weeks of their first payday loan.

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FDA to Require Medical Device ID Numbers

Dec 12, 2013 News

New agency rule designed to help identify faulty medical devices.

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CFPB Publishes International Money Transfer Compliance Procedures

Nov 6, 2013 News

Agency offers institutions guidance on financial regulation compliance.

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Check Your Phone Bill: Are you Being “Crammed”?

Oct 28, 2013 News

FCC proposes rule designed to identify and prevent unauthorized phone charges.

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Does Mobile Roaming Regulation Violate the GATS?

Sep 5, 2013 Analysis

Potential WTO violations from international mobile roaming regulation, says recent article.

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Can a Regulatory Budget Trim Red Tape?

Aug 28, 2013 Opinion

A paperwork budget could gain bipartisan support.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Tool for Good Governance in Financial Regulation

Aug 19, 2013 Opinion

Effective evaluation helps to guard against regulatory capture.

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