June 16, 2014

A few days ago I wrote a short post on some of the innovative and new media related ways competition/antitrust enforcement agencies were endeavoring to enforce competition law, raise competition law awareness and encourage compliance (see: Competition Policy: Agencies Growing Digital Channels).  On this theme, a very interesting announcement by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier today caught my eye: FTC Launches Contest at DEF CON 22 to Help Track Down Perpetrators of Illegal Robocalls.

Need more evidence that competition/antitrust and advertising law enforcement is in a brave new world? According to the FTC, it is launching a series of hacker-focused contests to “build the ultimate ‘honey pot’ to lure in and identify perpetrators of illegal robocalls”.

For more information about this new FTC competition to “catch a robocaller”, dubbed “Zapping Rachel”, see: here.


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