The Washington Post looks at Jon Leibowitz's tenure as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. Despite his former role as Hollywood lobbyist, Leibowitz has not been soft on emerging technologies and privacy, as expected by some. One advocate described his chairmanship thus far as having "helped waken an agency that was in a deep digital slumber." The commission recently embarked on a series of "privacy roundtables" and has extended its examination of a mobile advertising-related merger. In a December Privacy in Focus report, Wiley Rein partner William Baker says a more aggressive FTC approach to consumer privacy protection is expected. "There is much afoot," Baker writes, "and businesses should pay close heed."
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