FTC Chairman to Speak About Privacy and Social Networking
Today, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz is participating in a panel discussion about privacy and social networking at the Common Sense Media symposium, The Impact of Media on the Health & Well-Being of Children.
Chairman Leibowitz will discuss the FTC’s recent work related to privacy, which includes:
- FTC cases that involved social networking sites Myspace, Google Buzz, and Facebook
- the FTC’s recent staff report on privacy that included support of a Do Not Track mechanism
- and recently proposed changes to the FTC’s COPPA Rule, which protects children’s online privacy.
Chairman Leibowitz will be joined on the panel by Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Deborah Mulligan, Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communications and Media.