If current FTC commissioner Jon Leibowitz is named chairman of the agency, the onetime MPAA lobbyist is likely to support industry self-regulation of online privacy over new government rules, according to Mike Zaneis, VP of public policy at the IAB. "He's worked on the hill, so he understands the importance of FTC messaging to Capitol Hill," Zaneis said. "That's important because they've been strong self regulatory supporters at the Commission. He understands what they say in this area holds a lot of sway on the hill."
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