By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-21-21

It has not taken long for new Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan to signal big FTC process changes are coming, including by starting to hold public meeting – as the FCC has always done – and circulating some proposals for public perusal, though not enough and with insufficient lead time for the tech companies that will almost certainly be on the business end of the Commission’s effort to ramp up its rulemaking authority.

Unlike the FCC, the FTC has primarily been an enforcement authority, releasing press releases or holding the occasional press conference to announce it is filing suit or has secured a settlement over false, deceptive, or anticompetitive conduct. But FTC chairs from both parties have signaled the agency should beef up its rulemaking – including to deal with the biggest of Big Tech – and Khan seems clearly to be on the same page.  » Read More