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Privacy and Consumer Groups Seek New FTC Commissioner

Advocacy organizations joined a letter to President Obama urging the appointment of a pro-consumer Commissioner to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The groups called for the appointment of someone with a "distinguished record of achievement in consumer affairs, with a demonstrated commitment to protecting the public." The Commission has been one person short of its full membership since former Chair Deborah Platt Majoras left the agency last year. The President appointed Jon Leibowitz to serve as the current chair of the FTC.