What We Heard At The FTC Hearings: Days 9, 10 And 11

Law360 (November 21, 2018, 1:54 PM EST) -- The sixth hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” series, took place Nov. 6-8, 2018. Titled “The Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition,” it covered key issues around the intersection of consumer protection and competition law — where the two areas of law intersect in the context of big data, who should regulate the intersection, and what that regulation should look like. As with other hearings in this series, the focus was information-gathering rather than pronouncements by FTC representatives.

(The first hearing was held on Sept. 13. The second hearing was held on Sept. 21. The third hearing was held Oct....

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