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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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Supreme Court to Hear FTC Challenge to Licensing Board

Apr 9, 2014 Analysis

Dispute over teeth-whitening regulations may expand federal antitrust authority over states.

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FCC, FTC Merger Necessary to Modernize Communications Regulation, Comment Suggests

Mar 5, 2014 Analysis

FCC’s largely duplicative functions should be redeployed to other agencies, says think tank.

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FCC Rules on Robocalls Go Into Effect

Oct 30, 2013 News

New regulations to protect consumers from telemarketers’ automatic calls.

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The Tennis Channel v. Comcast: Game Over?

Jul 8, 2013 Opinion

New opinion highlights debate over the role of antitrust law in FCC disputes.

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Senators Question President’s Pick for OIRA Administrator

Jun 14, 2013 News

Howard Shelanski questioned on delays, retrospective review, and role for cost-benefit analysis.

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FTC Report Shows Increase in Pay-for-Delay Drug Settlements

Jun 11, 2013 Analysis

Agency report indicates that potentially anti-competitive drug settlements are on the rise.

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OMB Releases Draft of Annual Report on Regulation’s Impacts

Jun 5, 2013 Analysis

Major rules, especially EPA's, potentially create enormous net benefits.

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