[The attached was published by La Academia de Centroamérica, a private, nonprofit research center based in Costa Rica, as an adaptation of the ICLE issue . . .
Business as Usual for Antitrust
When President Joe Biden named Lina Khan to chair the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the conventional wisdom predicted a focus on Big Tech. In practice, however, Khan has proven hostile not just to the tech sector, but to innovators generally, including those in the gig economy.
On Nov. 10, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new policy statement regarding the scope of “unfair methods of competition” (UMC) under Section 5 of the FTC Act. The new statement fills the gap left by the Commission’s July 2021 rescission of its 2015 policy statement.
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