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The Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Protection

For decades, the Federal Trade Commission has played an important role protecting consumers and competition. With the FCC’s recent action to end the brief regulation of internet service providers under Title II, the FTC will once again use its legal, economic, and technological expertise to address anticompetitive, unfair, or deceptive acts across the internet.

During this discussion, FTC Acting Chief Technologist Neil Chilson will expand on: 

  • The FTC’s deep expertise in evaluating harm to consumers and to competition in every industry
  • The agency’s significant internal technological proficiency to evaluate harms in tech-heavy industries, including broadband
  • How the FTC supplements its own resources with outside experts, including coordinating with other government agencies

Presenters:

Neil Chilson, Acting Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission

Diane Holland, Vice President – Law & Policy, USTelecom