"FTC has big agenda for 2019. How should companies prepare?" by Michelle L. Rogers and Katherine L. Halliday (Bloomberg Law)
Bloomberg LawMichelle L. Rogers, Katherine L. Halliday
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons recently previewed an aggressive and expansive consumer protection agenda for 2019, invoking the commission’s broad powers to pursue unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and adding “fraudulent” to the types of conduct he expects to police.
Among the substantive areas of concern are consumer privacy, data security, marketing and, notably, “policing the financial marketplace,” a responsibility that has most recently fallen to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Simons was clear that the FTC would use all its available tools to protect consumers.