The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it has adopted principals for challenging unfair competition allegations, Bloomberg News reports. Previously, the FTC had been relatively secretive about its criteria. Now, it is has issued a statement explaining how it exercises authority in unfair or deceptive practice cases. While the FTC has indicated that this is no departure from its previous practices, it does serve to pull back the curtain a little bit as to the decision-making process that the government uses.