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US FTC’s Slaughter recommends demographic data collection during merger review to assess impact on communities of color

Antitrust enforcers should begin collecting demographic data when reviewing potentially anticompetitive mergers to map out how communities of color may be adversely affected by the transaction, US Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter said today.

Slaughter said during a keynote address* that she's "constantly thinking" about how the FTC can use

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US


Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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