FTC Looks at Consumer Protection Featured

By Staff Writer March 12, 2019 150

The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the 11th session of its Hearings Initiative, which will focus on the agency’s international work.


The hearing, co-sponsored with the George Washington University Competition Law Center, will take place in Washington, D.C., on March 25-26, at the FTC’s headquarters building in room 432.


FTC Chairman Joe Simons will deliver opening remarks, followed by a presentation by current George Washington University Law Professor and former FTC Chairman William E. Kovacic, which will highlight international developments in competition, consumer protection, and privacy laws, enforcement, and policies, and explore their impact on the FTC’s mission and work. The first day will also feature panels on enforcement cooperation, along with discussion of international engagement and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence.


The hearing’s second day will begin with opening remarks by Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips and a presentation by Roger Alford, deputy assistant attorney general of the U.S.

Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will also deliver a presentation. The day will include panel discussions addressing international policy cooperation, international engagement, and the FTC’s role in a changing world.

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