US: FTC opens comment period for the 21st Century hearings

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has opened up public comments for their upcoming Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

The hearings will take place during the fall and winter 2018 and will examine “whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection enforcement law, enforcement priorities, and policy,” according to the FTC’s website.

FTC Chairman Joe Simons said in a statement that the hearings are modeled after former FTC Chairman Bob Pitofsky’s 1995 Global Competition and Innovation Hearings, which at the time “re-energized one of the FTC’s most valuable functions—to gather leaders in business, economics, law, and related disciplines to discuss tough, emerging problems and prepare public reports on the facts, issues, governing law, and the need, as appropriate, for change.”

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