CCIA Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Chairman, Four Commissioners to lead Federal Trade Commission

BY Heather Greenfield
April 27, 2018

Washington — The U.S. Senate has confirmed unanimously the new chairman, Republican Joseph Simons, to lead the Federal Trade Commission.  The Senate has also confirmed four new Commissioners, Republicans Noah Phillips and Christine Wilson, and Democrats Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Slaughter to fill out the board.  

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has promoted competition and consumer protection in technology and communications markets for 45 years, including supporting regulators in cases involving IBM, AT&T and others.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“The new FTC leadership will enable the Commission to continue to fulfill its consumer protection mandate.  The new confirmations will reinforce the agency’s efforts to advocate for antitrust enforcement with the goal to maximize consumer welfare in the U.S. and abroad.”

“A fully-staffed commission will better enable the agency to protect consumers from identity theft, and thoughtfully address concrete privacy and data security harms.”

 

Related Articles

CCIA To Testify Before FTC On Privacy Thursday

Sep 8, 2022

Washington –The Computer & Communications Industry Association will testify Thursday during the Federal Trade Commission’s Public Forum on Privacy. CCIA supports baseline federal privacy rules for the Internet ecosystem. CCIA Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President Stephanie Joyce will tell the FTC that federal law should protect sensitive user data that can be linked…

ICYMI: Experts Warn FTC Should Not Misuse Authority to Remake Antitrust Law

Jul 11, 2022

Washington – Concurrences Review and the Computer & Communications Industry Association hosted an event at the National Press Club June 27 on the Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking authority. Throughout the day-long event, experts discussed the role of Congress vs. the FTC in changing antitrust law, and the legal and chilling economic impact of FTC’s approach…

CCIA Provides Remarks in Support of Maintaining Flexible, Adaptable Merger Guidelines at FTC-DOJ Listening Forum

May 18, 2022

Washington – As part of a broader series on the impact of mergers and acquisitions, the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) last week hosted a public listening forum on merger control with a focus on the technology industry. After submitting comments to the FTC and DOJ’s…