Antitrust Antitrust

Key US FTC enforcement tool scuttled by Supreme Court

By Mike Swift
  • 22 Apr 2021 10:34
  • 10 Jun 2021 18:47
In an opinion that upends decades of US Federal Trade Commission enforcement practice, the Supreme Court unanimously found today that the agency went beyond congressional intent in seeking financial restitution and disgorgement for unfair and deceptive practices.
The opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, does not come as a surprise.

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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