A wide range of federal and state authorities are involved in the regulation of emerging technologies in one way or another. Numerous agencies as well as the U.S. Department of Justice lead the national effort, while the Department of Financial Services, the attorney general and local prosecutors are the principal parties in New York state.

Perhaps no federal or state entity, however, is more focused on the plethora of legal issues raised by new innovations than the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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