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US: FTC 21st Century hearings postponed over hurricane

 |  September 12, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Georgetown University Law Center are co-hosting the opening session of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The meetings scheduled for Friday, September 14, however, have been postponed due to recent weather.

The hearings will examine “whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection enforcement law, enforcement priorities, and policy,” according to the FTC’s website.

FTC Chairman Joe Simons said in a statement that the hearings are modeled after former FTC Chairman Bob Pitofsky’s 1995 Global Competition and Innovation Hearings, which at the time “re-energized one of the FTC’s most valuable functions—to gather leaders in business, economics, law, and related disciplines to discuss tough, emerging problems and prepare public reports on the facts, issues, governing law, and the need, as appropriate, for change.”

America’s east coast is currently braced for the one of the worst storms in many years with Hurricane Florence expected to strengthen into a Category 4 storm as it approaches an area of the US where 1.7 million people have been warned to get out of the way.

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