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Senate Commerce To Consider FTC Nominees

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 15, 2011

At a hearing this afternoon, the Senate Commerce Committee will consider the reappointment of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz and the nomination of Maureen Ohlhausen to fill an open commissioner's seat. Multichannel News reports that Ohlhausen would replace Republican Bill Kovacik. At the hearing, Leibowitz is expected to assert that consumer privacy would continue to be a "major focus" under his leadership. Ohlhausen worked on privacy issues at the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer and previously spent 12 years at the FTC, including a stint as director of the Office of Policy Planning, according to The Hill.
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