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…

October 1, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

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…

May 9, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

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…

May 8, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

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…

March 26, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

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…

February 24, 2012, 1:37 PM EST

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…

February 23, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

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…

February 16, 2012, 3:40 PM EST

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…

December 16, 2011, 8:17 PM EST

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…

November 29, 2011, 2:25 PM EST