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Leibowitz to Step Down From FTC

Following a four-year term as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Jon Leibowitz will step down from his role on February 15, 2013.  In a statement released by the agency, Leibowitz stated that “I have been honored to head this extraordinary, bipartisan Commission and to work alongside the best staff in federal government,” and … Continue Reading

Members of Congress Examine Impact of Media and Marketing On Children

Earlier today, members of Congress and regulators gathered for a symposium on “The Impact of Media on the Health & Well-Being of Children.”   Participants included Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA), Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jon Leibowitz, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, and Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, as well as researchers … Continue Reading

Regulators Take Aim at Social Networking Privacy

Over the past few weeks, online publishers have seen regulators’ focus on privacy in the social media context reach the boiling point.  Just this week, Politico reported that FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz confirmed in a letter to Sen. Mark Pryor that “FTC staff are carefully monitoring the privacy and security issues associated with social networking … Continue Reading