Consumer Protection

Reviving the Power of the FTC

Reviving the Power of the FTC

High-level officials within the FTC call for the return of a key enforcement authority.

Regulatory Solutions for Personalized Pricing

Regulatory Solutions for Personalized Pricing

Scholars consider methods to regulate the practice of setting individualized prices based on personal data.

Consumers Win Assurance of Important Protection From Securities Fraud

Consumers Win Assurance of Important Protection From Securities Fraud

The Supreme Court reaffirms lower courts’ ability to claw-back profits from violators of securities laws.

Does the Sharing Economy Share Too Much?

Does the Sharing Economy Share Too Much?

Scholar recommends consumer protection laws to combat misuse of data in the sharing economy.

Improving Front-of-Package Food Health Labeling

Improving Front-of-Package Food Health Labeling

Food regulators in the United States should adopt smarter front-of-package labeling to encourage healthier eating.

Strengthening Eco-Labeling Regulation

Strengthening Eco-Labeling Regulation

Scholar argues that many companies use unsubstantiated environmental claims to mislead consumers.

Keeping Fraudulent Shrimp Out of Your Cocktail

Keeping Fraudulent Shrimp Out of Your Cocktail

The U.S. government is clamping down on seafood fraud and illegal fishing for shrimp imports.

The Independence of Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency

The Independence of Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency

New law implicates the political insulation, structure, and power of Egypt’s consumer protection regulator.

Proposed Rule Aims to Make Drug Pricing More Transparent

Proposed Rule Aims to Make Drug Pricing More Transparent

A proposed requirement to display drug list prices in advertisements draws controversy.

Enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting Act Through Private Actors

Enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting Act Through Private Actors

Scholar argues that more private enforcement mechanisms will strengthen consumer credit reporting.

Waiving Credit Freeze Fees

Waiving Credit Freeze Fees

The Dodd-Frank rollback will prohibit credit bureaus from charging fees to freeze credit reports.

Federal Court Orders EPA to Revisit Lead Risks

Federal Court Orders EPA to Revisit Lead Risks

Ninth Circuit orders EPA to propose a new standard for lead dust and an updated definition for lead paint.