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“Against Khanservatism”

Tom Hebert with Americans for Tax Reform dispels the notion that there is broad conservative support for FTC Chair Lina Khan’s agenda.

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Over nearly a century of independence, the Federal Trade Commission operated with broad, sometimes open-ended legal standards to police competition. During the past forty years, the agency sought to optimize consumer welfare in its analysis. No longer is this the case. FTC Chairman Lina Khan has taken issue with numerous industries, trade practices, and regulatory norms. Her expansive view of the agency and the public interest clashes with established practices, the law, and what is best for consumers. At the Competitive Enterprise Institute, we believe no industry is safe from this regulator’s abuse of power and that consumers are in jeopardy. We seek to spotlight agency overreach to help inform legislators, and, ultimately, to restore the agency’s core mission of protecting consumer welfare.

A comprehensive list of FTC-related policy events at the FTC, CEI, and outside organizations.

VIDEO: "Courthouse Steps Oral Argument: Illumina v. FTC"

The Federalist Society hosted an online webinar on Illumina v. Federal Trade Commission on October 17, 2023.

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VIDEO: "Fireside Chart with FTC Chair Lina Khan"

The Federalist Society hosted a fireside chat with FTC Chair Lina Khan on November 10 as part of its 2023 National Lawyers Convention.

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VIDEO: Fireside Chat with Former FTC Chairs

The Federalist Society hosted a fireside chat with former FTC Chairs Tim Muris and Maureen Ohlhausen on December 1, 2023.

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Informal Hearing on Proposed "Click to Cancel" Rule

January 16, 2024 - The FTC will hold a virtual informal hearing on the agency's proposed "click to cancel" rulemaking.

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"Assessing Today's FTC"

January 18, 2024 - The American Action Forum will host event to discuss the future of the FTC and the potential impacts on consumers and business.

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FTC to Host Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence

January 25, 2024 - The FTC's Office of Technology will host a virtual event on discuss developments in AI.

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"The DOJ-FTC 2023 Merger Guidelines: Evolution or Revolution"

January 31, 2024 - The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host a webinar to discuss the new merger guidelines.

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Past Events on the Federal Trade Commission

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Notices for Requests for comment from the Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to update its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) on December 20, 2023.

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The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed rule to ban junk fees on October 11, 2023. The comment period has been extended until February 7, 2024.

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The FTC and DOJ released their long awaited draft of the updated merger guidelines. Comments are due September 18, 2023.

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The FTC and the DOJ have proposed sweeping changes to the premerger notifications rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act.

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The FTC announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the Negative Option Rule to include a “click to cancel” provision.

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Comment period closes on May 22, 2023.

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A list of recent final rule announcements from the Federal Trade Commission.

Administrative adjudications from the Federal Trade Commission.

December 19, 2022 – Fortnite creator, Epic Games, agrees to settlement with FTC over allegations that the video game developer violated children’s privacy law.

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Recent news and announcements from the FTC.

March 3, 2023 – The FTC announced proposed changes to its 2020 consent decree with Meta, arguing that the social media company violated the agency’s privacy order. The proposed change would prohibit Meta from monetizing data from its young users.

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March 13, 2023 – The FTC submitted its budget request to Congress, seeking $590 million for FY 2024. This is an increase of $160 million above FY 2023.

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February 9, 2023 – The FTC released new data on romance scams, finding that nearly 70,000 consumers lost $1.3 billion in 2022.

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February 17, 2023 – FTC announces the launch of new Office of Technology to support the agency’s work in the digital marketplace. The office will be lead by Chief Technology Officer, Stephanie T. Nguyen.

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