Our podcasts bring together some of the top minds at Davis Polk to illuminate and explore the big issues of the day. These rich discussions may include professionals from a number of the firm’s diverse practices, as well as special guests.
THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION HEARINGS
Join Davis Polk as we follow the highly anticipated FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
The FTC Hearings series features commentary on these historic hearings to help the public stay informed and aware of the potential impact to their business and daily lives. Our speakers will cover key topics including: privacy and big data; mergers and acquisitions, buyer power and antitrust; algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence; and the impact of new technologies on competition, innovation and consumer rights.
These broad hearings, the first in nearly 25 years, will be critical to agency policy and enforcement priorities moving forward, and represent an opportunity for early insight into the newly appointed Commissioners’ thinking on key issues to the business community and the public, with significant implications for antitrust, M&A, privacy and data security.
Episode 4: Key Takeaways From the FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection
The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its extensive series of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. To discuss key takeaways, Davis Polk partner and former FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz sits down with partners Avi Gesser and Ronan Harty and longtime FTC official Eileen Harrington.
Our panel considers the potential impact of the hearings on FTC policy and what companies need to know in areas including:
- Consumer privacy and cybersecurity issues associated with new technologies and big data
- Prospective – and possibly retrospective – reviews of technology-industry combinations, and the agency’s new Technology Task Force
- Indications of areas of agreement and disagreement among the FTC commissioners, all of whom are new to the role