January 25, 2010

Issue No. 10-05
For the week of January 25, 2010

COMMISSION MEETINGS

Nothing Scheduled

HEARINGS/TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS
(Dates and times are subject to change by Congress)

Wed. Jan. 27
10:00 a.m.
Charles Harwood, Deputy Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, will testify before the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123, Washington, DC

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

Tues. Jan. 26
Horizontal Merger Guidelines Workshop
The Department of Justice and the FTC solicit public comments and will hold joint public workshops to explore the possibility of updating the Horizontal Merger Guidelines that are used by both agencies to evaluate the potential competitive effects of mergers and acquistions. The goal of the workshops will be to determine whether the Horizontal Merger Guidelines accurately reflect the current practice of merger review at the Department and the FTC as well as to take into account legal and economic developments that have occurred since the last significant Guidelines revision in 1992. FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Thur. Jan. 28
Exploring Privacy: A Roundtable Series
The Federal Trade Commission will host the second in a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Such practices include social networking, cloud computing, online behavioral advertising, mobile marketing, and the collection and use of information by retailers, data brokers, third-party applications, and other diverse businesses. The goal of the roundtables is to determine how best to protect consumer privacy while supporting beneficial uses of the information and technological innovation. Members of the public and press who wish to participate but who cannot attend can view a live Webcast the day of the event. University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA.
 

These events are free and open to the public (Proper government issued ID required). Pre-registration is not required.

SPEECHES

Tues. Jan. 26
10:15 a.m.
Howard Shelanski, Deputy Director of the FTC's Bureau of Economics, will moderate a panel discussion on, "Price Discrimination/Large Buyers," at the Horizontal Merger Guidelines Workshop. FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
11:30 a.m. Howard Shelanski, Deputy Director of the FTC's Bureau of Economics, will moderate a panel discussion on, "Entry." FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Thur. Jan. 28
8:45 a.m.
FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour will deliver introductory remarks at the Exploring Privacy: A Roundtable Series. University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA
8:55 a.m. David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, will speak at the Exploring Privacy: A Roundtable Series. University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA
6:00 p.m. Christopher N. Olsen, Assistant Director of the FTC's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, will deliver closing remarks at the Exploring Privacy: A Roundtable Series. University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA

HEARINGS BEFORE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

Nothing Scheduled

Please check the FTC's Web site at www.ftc.gov
for a listing of events and updates.

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