Privacy Pacts Show Strength Of US Approach, FTC Head Says

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT) -- Although it lacks a comprehensive privacy regime, the Federal Trade Commission's recent enforcement actions — especially its high-profile settlements with Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. — send the message to European regulators that the U.S. approach is highly effective, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz has told Law360.

Facing criticism, mainly from European regulators, that privacy protections in the U.S. don't stack up to the European Union's stricter data protection structure, Leibowitz in an interview Monday defended the ability of current U.S. regulations and safeguards to protect consumers...
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