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On Amazon’s UI Design, FTC Knows Best

April 27, 2016

Court Decision Gives FTC Sweeping Discretion to Second-Guess Web Design WASHINGTON D.C. —­­  Yesterday, a federal district court granted the FTC’s motion for summary judgment...


FCC Privacy Regulation Should Follow FTC’s Consumer Protection Standards

February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, a broad coalition of tech companies and trade associations, including broadband providers as well as edge and device companies, urged Federal...


TechFreedom to FTC: If You Can’t Prove Likely Injury, You Can’t Penalize Security Practices

February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, TechFreedom urged the Federal Trade Commissioners (FTC) not to reverse the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by FTC staff against...


FTC’s Big Data Report Offers Little Analysis, Zero Economics

January 6, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the FTC reiterated its age-old formula: there are benefits, there are risks, and here are some recommendations on what we regard...


Wyndham Settlement Reinforces Need for Congressional Overhaul of FTC

December 9, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had reached a settlement with Wyndham Hotels over charges that the company had “unreasonable”...


FTC’s Competition Policy Statement is Long Overdue

August 13, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Federal Trade Commission released a policy statement defining the FTC’s Unfair Methods of Competition (UMC) authority, paralleling the policy statements...