FTC

Put the Phone Down

Scholar argues that the government should regulate app developers to prevent technology addiction.

Curbing Ticket Bots

GAO describes potential solutions to limit the use of automated software in the ticket marketplace.

Strengthening Eco-Labeling Regulation

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

Building Capacity for Economic Analysis at Independent Agencies

Independent agencies should take steps to conduct more thorough economic analysis when writing regulations.

Regulating Instagram Posts

Author argues that FTC disclosure rules may infringe upon endorsers’ right to free speech.

Enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting Act Through Private Actors

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

Federal Appeals Court Calls Off Agency’s Robocall Ruling

The D.C. Circuit strikes down some of the FCC’s restrictions on automated calls.

The FTC and Net Neutrality’s Plan B

Would the FTC be an effective body for regulating Internet openness?

Capitalizing on Billion-Dollar Deals for the Public Interest

Former government officials discuss how agencies achieve compliance goals by using leverage against companies.

Looking More Closely at the Platypus of Formal Rulemaking

Legal scholar argues that the oft-criticized formal rulemaking process has virtues in proper settings.

A Good Effort, with One Glaring Flaw

Regulatory reform bill’s requirement of oral evidentiary hearings for rulemakings may prove to be ineffective.

Under Trump, AT&T-Time Warner Merger Hangs in the Balance

Despite optimism about the future for the $85.4 billion deal, a new report claims Trump remains opposed to the merger.