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Edith Ramirez Named FTC Chairwoman

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

February 28, 2013

The Obama administration has designated Federal Trade Commissioner Edith Ramirez as the next chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), replacing outgoing Chairman Jon Leibowitz, POLITICO reports. A White House official said, “Over the past few years, Ramirez has been instrumental in ensuring there is robust competition and innovation in the high-tech marketplace and has worked hard to protect the most vulnerable communities.” It is not yet known when Ramirez will officially take up the position, and the selection will require Senate approval. The move will also create an opening for a new FTC commissioner.
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