Thomas Rosch, a Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission who has pressed to strengthen U.S. antitrust and consumer-protection enforcement, said he won’t seek to be reappointed when his term expires in September.
Thomas Rosch , one of two Republicans on the five-member U.S. Federal Trade Commission, said he would support an examination into whether there is fair competition among Internet search companies, a field dominated by Google Inc.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, under pressure from Microsoft Corp. and its allies to sue Google Inc., shouldn’t be seen by big companies as a tool to bring antitrust cases against competitors, Commissioner Thomas Rosch said.
Four firms advised on the acquisition by John Malone’s Liberty Global Inc. of U.K. cable-television provider Virgin Media Inc. for $16 billion in cash and stock to challenge Rupert Murdoch in Europe’s biggest pay-TV market.
A public interest group won the right to oppose a $22.5 million consumer lawsuit settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google Inc. over a privacy breach of Apple Inc.’s Safari browser.