Nov. 2, 2012 With Chairman’s Likely Exit, Guessing Game Has Begun at the Federal Trade Commission


Regardless of who wins in Tuesday’s voting, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz is widely expected to leave his post after the election, sparking speculation over who could be in line to head the agency charged with protecting consumers and ensuring competition.

“Chairman of the FTC, if you’re a privacy person or a consumer-protection person, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Jules Polonetsky, Director and Co-Chairman of the Future of Privacy Forum.