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