Latest Jon Leibowitz Stories

2011-07-14 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate eight online advertising companies for violating their privacy policies regarding online tracking and said the companies' deceptive behavior shows self-regulation doesn't work.

2011-06-29 10:12:00

Beiersdorf, Inc. to Pay $900,000 to Settle FTC Charges WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to protect consumers from over-hyped advertising claims, the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement requiring Nivea skin cream maker Beiersdorf, Inc.

2011-05-05 12:47:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today said Google used deceptive and unfair trade practices in marketing its "cloud computing" services to government entities and asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate. In a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group said the Internet giant's practices may violate the recent consent agreement in the "Buzz" case. "We urge you to impose the strongest sanctions...

2011-03-30 09:30:00

Google Agrees to Implement Comprehensive Privacy Program to Protect Consumer Data WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google Inc.

2011-03-17 06:00:00

The Obama administration urged Congress on Wednesday to approve new legislation to protect the personal data of Internet users.

2011-02-11 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Do Not Track Me" legislation introduced in Congress today by Rep.

2010-12-15 10:34:00

FTC Charges that Evidence Supporting Benefits of Probiotics Falls Short WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc.

2010-12-02 10:48:00

Proposes Browser Setting So Consumers Can Make Choices About Online Tracking WASHINGTON, Dec.

2010-12-02 06:15:00

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed on Wednesday a series of safeguards to protect consumers’ online privacy, including a “Do Not Track” tool that would let consumers prevent marketers from tracking their Web browsing patterns and other online behavior to conduct target advertising.

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