FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz on Privacy, Do Not Track, Facebook and Google (Video)

Privacy policies should be like the nutrition guide on cereal boxes, says FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz.


Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

During his stint at the FTC, Leibowitz has upheld initiatives protecting consumer Internet privacy, promoted competition and innovation in tech through laws and policy initiatives and worked to stop scams that preyed on consumers already suffering from the recent economic downturn. His previous appointments encompassed issues relating to telecommunications, terrorism and juvenile justice.

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Former FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz to Join Davis Polk

Jon Leibowitz, former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, will join Davis Polk and Wardwell as a partner, the law firm announced Monday. Leibowitz left the FTC in February, and will join Davis Polk’s antitrust team advising primarily in the area of privacy law.

European Decision on Google Antitrust Pushed to the End of Summer (Or Later)

Thought that whole Google antitrust brouhaha was over? It’s really not.

Path Settles With FTC Over Alleged COPPA Violations

The startup has agreed to pay $800,000 on charges from the FTC.

FTC Chairman: Google Settlement Was a Win for Consumers, Not Search Giant

“The fact that we managed to have both Google and Google’s rivals unhappy, that puts us in the right place substantively.”

Google and FTC Get Their Deal: Company Cleared on Search Bias Claims

Google won’t have to significantly change the way it does business as a result of a two-year antitrust investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

FTC Chairman Pushing for a Google Antitrust Decision This Week

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz is behind a charge to settle the Google antitrust investigation before the end of the week.

Looks Like Google Might Not Be Getting That Sweetheart Deal From the FTC

After it looked like the FTC was going to go easy on Google, the agency appears to be rethinking its options.

Here’s the Strict New Timetable for the EU’s Investigation of Google: “One Day, I Don’t Know When”

On both sides of the Atlantic, the government agencies that have conducted antitrust examinations of Google over the past two years seem to have trouble keeping their own timetables.

Will the FTC Blink on the Google Antitrust Case?

“Coca-Cola does not have to carry Pepsi in its gas-station coolers.” Does it?

Silicon Valley Congresswomen Warn FTC on Google

Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren say they don’t like the leaks that the FTC may try to expand its power in its pursuit of Google.

FTC Calls for “Privacy by Design”