FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz on Privacy, Do Not Track, Facebook and Google (Video)
The Federal Trade Commission currently lacks the authority to assess penalties for transgressions against online privacy. Is the agency really up to the challenge of enforcing our privacy rights?
Onstage at D10 Thursday, FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz argued that it is, and that its broad prohibition against “unfair and deceptive acts or practices” gives it a decent enough paddle with which to smack Google, Facebook and other companies that need to be reminded that our personal information is also our property. Also top of mind during today’s interview: Fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) patent-licensing obligations, and whether a Do Not Track policy for third-party cookies is good for business or not.
Below, video highlights from the session: