Topic: Jon Leibowitz

FTC Releases New Green Marketing Guides

Agency poised to crack down on trumped-up claims

The feds are looking to crack down on marketers that mislead consumers with trumped-up green marketing claims. The Federal Trade Commission announced today the final revisions to its Guides for…

Senate Dems Push for Online Privacy Legislation

Ad industry's self-regulation debated

Senate Democrats aren't going to let a little distraction like the 2012 presidential election stop them from pushing for baseline legislation to protect consumers’ privacy online. In a classic showdown between…

MySpace Settles With FTC Over Privacy Charges

Follows settlements by Google, Facebook

MySpace joined Google and Facebook in settling Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated millions of users' privacy, contrary to what the social network said in its privacy policy. As part…

FTC Privacy Report Pushes Do Not Track

Study comes with ad industry warning

The Federal Trade Commission issued a final report addressing consumers' online privacy in which it praised the ad industry's efforts to self-regulate while warning that there could be a bigger…

Ad Biz Lauded for Privacy Self-Regulation as Debate Continues

White House releases consumer data security blueprint

The digital ad industry is feeling pretty good about the White House's proposed "consumer privacy bill of rights." Along with the unveiling of the long-awaited Commerce Department report came accolades…

Regulators and Business to Work on Privacy Bill of Rights

Ad industry to honor do-not-track browser header

The Obama administration's long wait for a "consumer privacy bill of rights" is finally over, and it can't wait to get moving. "We need strong online protections for consumers," Secretary of…

FTC Gives Kids Mobile Apps Failing Grade

FTC to Step Up Kids Privacy Enforcement

A new report from the Federal Trade Commission found that mobile apps for kids get failing grades when it comes to protecting their privacy.  In a survey of the thousands of…

Washington Puts More Pressure on Icann to Change TLD Plan

FTC warns Icann plan could lead to more Internet fraud

Pressure from Washington is mounting against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' plan to add hundreds of new top-level domain names like "dot bank" or "dot Coke" to…

Facebook Settles Privacy Complaint With FTC

Site admits mistakes, but vows transparency

Facebook can no longer get away with playing fast and loose with its users' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission will see to it. The FTC announced Tuesday that Facebook—admitting that it…