FTC roundup

The Federal Trade Commission is concerned with health claims, big data and more

There are two primary branches of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the competition/antitrust branch and the consumer protection branch. According to John P. Feldman, partner at Reed Smith, the FTC has been focused on a number of topics related to consumer protection, taking a look at diet, health and weight loss claims; issues of disclosure, especially as they relate to advertising substantiation issues; changing technology related to disclosure issues, such as the difference between advertising and editorial content; and matters of privacy and big data. Here are the top four consumer protection issues that are top-of-mind at the FTC and what inside counsel need to know about them.


 Info Privacy

1)   Privacy

 Big Data

2)   Big Data


3)   Health and drug claims


4)   Credit

Senior Editor and Community Manager

author image

Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.