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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...


The FTC Should Help Unshackle the Sharing Economy

May 27, 2015

Yesterday, TechFreedom and the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) filed comments to be considered at the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) upcoming workshop: The...


Nomi: The Dark Side of the Latest FTC Privacy Case

April 29, 2015

Last week, the FTC announced its complaint and consent decree with Nomi Technologies for failing to allow consumers to opt-out of cell phone tracking while...


FTC Issues Stealth Regulations over Internet of Things

January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the FTC released a report recommending “best practices” around privacy and data security for the “Internet of Things” — connected smart...


Maureen Ohlhausen Objects to FTC’s Internet of Things Report

January 27, 2015

Commissioner Ohlhausen voted to approve issuance of the staff report, but objected to the report’s call for new baseline privacy legislation: I do not support...


Josh Wright Blasts FTC’s Internet of Things Report

January 26, 2015

Commissioner Wright has objected before that the FTC doesn’t take cost-benefit analysis seriously. He levels much the same criticism at the FTC’s new Internet of...