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CONTACT: Mike Wendy
March 26, 2010
(202) 289-8928
Super-Sizing the FTC: What It Means for
the Internet, Media & Advertising

PFF to Host Hill Luncheon Briefing on Friday, April 16

WASHINGTON D.C. — An April 16th Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) luncheon discussion will focus on the growing powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and what it will mean for consumers, advertisers, media creators, and the Internet. Financial reform legislation passed by the House and now pending in the Senate would give the FTC sweeping new powers to regulate not just Wall Street, but also unfair or deceptive trade practices across the economy. This could reshape regulation in a wide range of areas, such as privacy, cybersecurity, child safety, child nutrition, etc. The FTC has also asserted expanded authority to regulate "unfair" competition in its lawsuit against Intel. PFF has assembled a group of expert panelists—veteran FTC practitioners, scholars and insiders—to discuss these issues and more.

When: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Capitol Visitor Center (entrance below ground on east side of Capitol)
Room SVC 208/209 (located on the north or right-hand side of lower level)
E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE
Washington, D.C.

Jack Calfee, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) & author of Fear of Persuasion: A New Perspective on Advertising and Regulation (1998)

Maureen Ohlhausen, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, Consumer Protection Law and Competition Law practices, & 11-year FTC veteran

Jim Davidson, Chair of the Public Policy group, Polsinelli Shughart PC

Stu Ingis, Partner, Venable LLP

Berin Szoka (moderator), Senior Fellow & Director, Center for Internet Freedom, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF)

To Register: Space is limited, so an RSVP is required to attend. Please register online here. Event questions should be directed to Allison Bringardner at Media inquiries should be directed to Mike Wendy at

Please note that there are sometimes lines to get through the Capitol Visitor Center's security, so please plan to arrive before 11:50. In case of long lines, security personnel sometimes give priority to those attending events, so it may be helpful to print and bring a copy of this message.

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