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Biden names Slaughter acting FTC Chair

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On January 21, President Biden designated FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as acting Chair of the agency. According to the FTC’s announcement, Slaughter—who has served as a Commissioner since May 2018—is known for advocating for greater resources for the FTC and promoting equity and inclusion efforts. Slaughter has also championed for aggressive use of FTC’s authorities, and “has also been particularly outspoken about combatting systemic racism, growing threats to competition, and the broad abuse of consumers’ data.”

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