By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-25-21

The Federal Trade Commission, which has historically worked its will through lawsuits and settlements, is flexing its rulemaking muscle.

That is because acting FTC chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has created a rulemaking group within the Office of General Counsel.

Historically, the FTC has used its rulemaking authority primarily to review existing rules, rather than come up with new ones, but that could be about to change.

The FTC has been pushed by Congress to become more active on issues like privacy, and reining in Big Tech in other ways.

“The new structure will allow the FTC to take a strategic and harmonized approach to rulemaking across its different authorities and mission areas,” the FTC announced.  » Read More