Privacy as a Field of Law and The Move to Enforcements In Federal Court
Antitrust
Fall 2012

Of counsel Jodie Bernstein authored the Antitrust article entitled, "Privacy as a Field of Law and The Move to Enforcements In Federal Court." As a former director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, the author reflects on two exciting developments in the practice of consumer protection. This article first discusses the development of privacy as an area of priority attention in consumer protection, and second, the move by the FTC to filing claims in federal courts. The Commission's focus on developing the substantive law of privacy under existing authority and implementing it and other consumer protection initiatives has vastly expanded consumer protection in national legal practice. The field is privacy is bearing greater importance and some say it has or soon will overtake antitrust's dominance of the practice.