Living in the Modern World: What to Expect Following the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

Consumer Protection Conference

February 5, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EST)

In January 2019, the FTC will conclude its historic public hearings on whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, and international developments require adjustments to consumer protection law, enforcement priorities, and policy. The written submissions and testimony received by the Commission have contributed critical thinking that is expected to trigger a level of agency self-examination last seen following the 1995 Global Competition and Innovation Hearings conducted at the direction of then-Chairman Robert Pitofsky.  What big ideas were born during these multi-day, multi-part hearings and which ones have traction? How will the FTC keep pace with technologies on the move? Partner Alysa Hutnik will moderate the panel.