The past year has been one of tremendous social and political upheaval. While changes in the world of consumer protection may not have made headlines, they signaled a significant departure from the consumer protection climate during the
Obama Administration. What will the consumer protection
landscape look like in 2018?
Shifting Priorities at the FTC
The year began with President Trump naming Federal
Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen as acting chair. In February, Ohlhausen outlined her
priorities in her keynote address to the bi-annual Consumer
; Refocusing the FTC’s Consumer Protection Bureau on
fighting hardcore fraud.