The FTC announced that its roundtable discussion with state attorneys general, which had been set for March 25, will be postponed due to logistical issues. A new date is not yet available on the FTC’s Hearings Calendar, and an agenda has not been posted. This scheduled hearing is part of a larger series of public hearings in which the FTC has examined a variety of issues including competition and consumer protection, privacy and data security, and artificial intelligence. Given the FTC’s and state AGs’ cooperation on several recent matters, including those involving debt collection and student loans, the next discussion will likely focus on consumer protection and competition-enhancing initiatives.
Additional reports on this Roundtable discussion will follow.