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Liebowitz Discusses DNT, COPPA, Fines

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

November 19, 2012

In a Q&A for The Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Liebowitz discusses the current state and future of Do Not Track (DNT), COPPA and the FTC’s recent $22.5 million fine of Google. In discussing DNT, Liebowitz said, “if industry doesn’t give consumers some modest control over where their data go, they risk a legislative backlash that will be much more prescriptive next year.” The chairman was optimistic about COPPA, noting, “We’ll finish it up by the end of the year, I’m pretty sure.” Regarding the Google settlement, Liebowitz said, “We like to think that we are the cop on the beat protecting privacy.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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