News & Analysis as of

Antitrust & Trade Regulation Civil Rights

Read Antitrust & Trade Regulation updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:

FTC Report: With Big Data Can Come Big Responsibility

by Littler on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a report this month entitled, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion.”1 The theme of the report is that there are benefits and risks associated with companies’ use of big...more

FTC Report on Big Data Outlines Usage Limitations Under Federal Law

by BakerHostetler on

On January 6, 2016 the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued the report Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues (“Report”), based on prior workshops and subsequent public comments on Big Data...more

FTC warns use of big data may violate federal consumer protection laws

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A new FTC report, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues,” warns that certain uses of big data consisting of consumer information may implicate various federal consumer protection laws. In the...more

FTC Releases Big Data Report Outlining Risks, Benefits and Legal Hurdles

The big data revolution is quietly chugging along: devices, sensors, websites and networks are collecting and producing significant amounts of data, the cost of data storage continues to plummet, public and private sector...more

FTC Report Examines Legal and Policy Considerations for Big Data Analytics, Promises More Enforcement

by WilmerHale on

The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent report, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?, released on January 6, warns businesses engaged in big data analytics that the practice poses liability risks. While the FTC...more

FTC Releases Report on “Big Data” Offering Practical and Legal Considerations for Businesses

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On January 6, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report on the growing use of “big data” which discusses potential benefits and risks to big data use and offers practical and legal considerations for...more

Big Data, Big Deal

by MoFo Reenforcement on

The FTC rang in the New Year with a report, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues. The report wrestles with the implications of using big data analytics to target and make decisions about...more

The FTC Weighs In on Big Data

by BakerHostetler on

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new Report on Big Data, entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues,” to provide guidance to companies about their Big Data...more

Senate Passes Antitrust Whistleblower Legislation

by Baker Donelson on

On July 22, the Senate passed the "Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015," (S.1599), by unanimous consent. The bill, a bipartisan measure jointly introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley...more

Senators Reintroduce Bill to Protect Antitrust Whistleblowers

On July 22, 2015, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that aims to protect whistleblowing employees who report antitrust violations from retaliation by their employers. The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015...more

Legislation Proposed to Ban Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 29, 2015, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) introduced the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2015 (AFA), which would amend the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (FAA), by...more

Take Care in Using Consumer Data to Drive Dynamic Pricing of E-Commerce

by BakerHostetler on

Dynamic pricing is the practice of offering different prices to consumers based on various factors designed to maximize sales and profits, which may include the retailer’s perception of the willingness of a particular...more

Commonly Held Beliefs About Antitrust in America Are False

by Polsinelli on

On February 18, 2015, American Express lost its court battle with the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division over the card's Non-Discrimination Provisions ("NDPs"), which prohibited merchants from steering customers to...more

Delayed EU Court Proceedings Can Give Rise to Claims for Damages

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The time taken by the European judiciary to adjudicate on cases is of increasing concern. Failure by the General Court to conclude proceedings within a reasonable time triggers a right to compensation. In order to obtain...more

FTC Issues Another Guide on Background Checks

As we reported in our prior alert, in March of this year, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a short brochure—Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know—on the use of background checks in hiring...more

Start Your Compliance Engines: CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Larger Nonbank Auto Finance Companies

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) issued a proposed rule on September 17, 2014, that would empower the Bureau to supervise certain larger nonbank automobile finance companies. The CFPB proposed the...more

Use of Big Data in Recruiting and Screening Could Mean Big Problems for Employers

Recently, Allison Grande of Law360 reported on the warnings representatives from the FTC and EEOC provided to employers about using big data in the workplace at a panel hosted by the FTC. This post briefly explores those...more

Labor & Employment E - Note - August 2014

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - S.E.I.U. Helps Fast-Food Workers Battle for $15 an Hour Wage - Obama Announces Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order - Silicon Valley Hiring Conspiracy Settlement Insufficient, Judge...more

Employment Background Checks: Tips Employers Should Know to Comply With Federal Laws

by Baker Donelson on

Many employers rely on background checks to screen job applicants and employees when making important personnel decisions, including hiring, retention, and promotion. In March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more

eTrends - EEOC and FTC Issue Joint Guidance on the Use of Background Checks for Employment Purposes

by Smith Anderson on

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued joint guidance last month on the use of background checks for employment purposes. Two publications were released. One...more

New Guidance on Background Checks Issued by the FTC and EEOC

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued joint guidance addressing the use of background checks in employment decisions. The guidance does not offer new...more

Act Now Advisory: How to Gather, Use, and Dispose of Background Information in Compliance with Federal Law - Helpful Guidance for...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The decision whether to hire or promote a particular job candidate is no small matter for employers, particularly in a climate where there are often numerous applicants for limited positions. To assist in this decision-making...more

EEOC and FTC Issue Joint Publications on Background Checks

On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly released two pamphlets on the use of background checks in the workplace: (a) one directed at employers...more

FTC and EEOC Issue Joint Guidance on Employer Use of Background Checks

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A new joint publication of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) serves as a reminder to employers of the risks that come with the use of background information when making...more

Senate Passes an Antitrust “Whistleblower” Protection Bill

by Dickinson Wright on

On November 4, 2013, the United States Senate passed S. 42, the “Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act,” by unanimous consent. The legislation, introduced back in January of 2013 with bipartisan support (Senators Leahy (D)...more

74 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 3
Cybersecurity

Follow Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates on:

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.