The FTC at 100: The Need for Improvement in Advertising and Privacy Regulation

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Howard Beales, May 13, 2014 The FTC’s consumer protection mission is closely related to the Commission’s role in protecting competitive markets, because markets organize and drive our economy. Consumer protection policy can profoundly enhance the vast economic benefits of competition by strengthening the […]

The FTC as Guardian of Privacy and Data Security

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Paul Ohm, May 13, 2014 In this article, I focus my remarks on the FTC’s work on data security and consumer privacy, and especially the privacy of information collected from consumers via the internet. I will not focus on the FTC’s important work […]

Conversations with Jon Leibowitz and Joaquin Almunia

Joaquin Almunia, David Evans, Jon Leibowitz, May 19, 2011 Competition policy has grown explosively in the last quarter century. There are more than 100 countries with competition authorities and many of these authorities are becoming more active, influential, and professional. They are also talking with each other on a regular basis through many formal and informal channels. The managers of these […]

Online Distribution of Copyright Works: Google Books in a Broader European Policy Context

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alex Bowtell, Isabel Davies, Florian Dietrich, Janine Seidel, Oct 30, 2009 At first blush, the Google Books Settlement does not have effect in Europe. Google has stated that it does not currently plan to launch Google Books outside the United States. In addition, […]

Google/DoubleClick and the Power of Information to Raise Antitrust Concerns in Vertical Mergers

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Stephen Kinsella, David Went, Mar 17, 2008 Last week, following an investigation that lasted almost six months but that did not result in a statement of objections, the European Commission cleared Google’s acquisition of ad serving company DoubleClick. While this result had been […]