FTC Head Defends Involvement In Do-Not-Track Process

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz on Thursday shot back at criticism from several Republican lawmakers over the agency's role in the self-regulatory do-not-track movement, saying it has taken a “measured approach” in helping the industry establish a reasonable standard.

Responding to a Sept. 21 letter from nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives expressing “serious concerns” over the agency's participation in the standard-setting process, Leibowitz assured lawmakers that the commission's involvement “in no way usurps the legislative process” or imposes either an economic or...
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