The Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: Consumer Privacy, Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

16 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2019

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Tad Lipsky

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: February 19, 2019

Abstract

This comment is submitted in response to the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) hearing on Consumer Privacy as part of the Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. We submit this comment based upon our extensive experience and expertise in consumer protection, antitrust law, and economics. As an organization committed to promoting sound economic analysis as the foundation of antitrust enforcement and competition policy, the Global Antitrust Institute commends the FTC for holding these hearings and for inviting discussion concerning a range of important topics.

Keywords: Federal Trade Commission, privacy, deception, economics, platforms, Apple, consumer protection

JEL Classification: K2, K21, L4, L40

Suggested Citation

Lipsky, Tad and Wright, Joshua D. and Ginsburg, Douglas H. and Yun, John M., The Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: Consumer Privacy, Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University (February 19, 2019). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 19-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3340037 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3340037

Tad Lipsky (Contact Author)

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Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

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Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ( email )

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George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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