FTC Chairman Announces Plans To Step Down

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On February 1, the FTC announced that Chairman John Leibowitz plans to step down on February 15, 2013. Mr. Leibowitz has been a Commissioner since September 2004, and has served as Chairman for the past four years. During his tenure, the FTC has prioritized consumer privacy and financial fraud enforcement and policy development. With regard to privacy initiatives during his time as Chairman, the FTC issued a landmark report setting forth best privacy practices for all businesses, and recently updated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.

Topics:  COPPA, FTC

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