Items tagged "FTC"

Press Release

Public Knowledge Welcomes FTC Move to Rescind Vertical Merger Guidelines

September 15, 2021 FTC

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to rescind the agency’s 2020 vertical merger guidelines detailing how the Commission will evaluate vertical mergers. 

Read More
Post

Big Tech, Big Problems, & Big Solutions: The Legislative Package to Reinvigorate Platform Competition

September 15, 2021 Big Tech , Consumer Privacy , FTC , Legislation

Big Tech Has Big Problems. The House Antitrust Subcommittee has released a suite of legislation to break down Big Tech’s concentrated market power based on the recommendations from its in-depth report on the industry’s competition problems. Economists who study digital platforms recognize that these markets are prone to tipping to one or a few firms, […]

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Cheers Expected Nomination of Alvaro Bedoya As FTC Commissioner

September 13, 2021 FTC

Today, reports indicate that President Joe Biden will nominate Alvaro Bedoya as a Commissioner for the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Bedoya is the Founding Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology and a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Joins 23 Public Interest Groups Urging FTC To Protect Consumer Privacy

August 4, 2021 Data Privacy , FTC , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge joined 23 other public interest, consumer advocacy, and civil rights groups in a letter urging the Federal Trade Commission to protect civil rights and privacy in the digital economy by initiating a new rulemaking. The groups contend that the agency should also create an Office of Civil Rights and commit more resources to enforce against unfair and deceptive practices.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Welcomes FTC Step Toward Restoring Consumers’ Right-To-Repair

July 21, 2021 Copyright Reform , FTC , Right to Repair

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a new policy statement to help consumers repair the products they own. The vote follows President Biden’s Executive Order calling on the agency to establish rules against anticompetitive practices that limit consumer’s ability to repair their devices.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Welcomes Bill to Bolster FTC’s Enforcement, Rulemaking Capabilities

July 16, 2021 consumer protections , FTC

Today, Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the “21st Century FTC Act” to strengthen the agency’s rulemaking authority as well as its authority to fine lawbreakers the first time they harm consumers as opposed to waiting for them to break the law again.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Welcomes FTC Move to Bolster Competition Policy

July 1, 2021 digital platforms , FTC , Platform Competition

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to rescind the agency’s 2015 competition policy statement limiting the Commission’s unfair and deceptive practices authority. The 2015 policy statement functionally removed the FTC’s ability to create competition rules and limited the kinds of enforcement actions the agency could bring against dominant firms that engaged in anti-competitive practices. Public Knowledge supports rescinding this statement and restoring the FTC’s full authority to regulate competition.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Applauds FTC Action To Streamline the Rulemaking Process

July 1, 2021 digital platforms , FTC , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to streamline the agency’s process for creating rules against unfair and deceptive practices. Public Knowledge supports updating the rulemaking process so that it is easier for the Commission to develop substantive privacy rules, rules on the safety and effectiveness of algorithms and artificial intelligence, and rules about data security.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Welcomes Confirmation of Lina Khan to Federal Trade Commission

June 15, 2021 Competition , FTC , public interest

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Lina Khan for the Federal Trade Commission. Public Knowledge commends Lina Khan for her work in championing the public interest and applauds her confirmation to the FTC. Khan will support needed enforcement and important reforms at the agency.

Read More
Press Release

Senate Passes Legislation to Increase Merger Filing Fees

June 9, 2021 Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , Competition , DOJ , FTC , Legislation , Mergers

Today, the Senate passed the “Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act.”

Read More