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Facebook Taps Former FTC Chairman to Defend Privacy Practices

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

May 11, 2010

Facebook is looking to former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Tim Muris to assist in defending the company's privacy practices, the Financial Times reports. Muris, who holds an FTC lifetime achievement award, has testified against a proposal to give the FTC greater regulation authority. News of Muris's connection to Facebook comes at a time when the FTC has received complaints against the world's largest social networking site from privacy advocates--including one filed last week by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)--and when governments around the world are grappling with questions centering on its regulation, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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