Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Jon Leibowitz announced that he would be leaving the government watchdog agency in mid-February. Leibowitz served as chairman for four years, dealing with everything from Google's search to violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protections Act (COPPA) against social network Path, and the battle between Motorola and Microsoft over patents. As for where Leibowitz goes from here we do not know – but we hope he doesn't join a corporation he used to regulate or a lobbying group that will seek favors from the FTC.
"I felt like this was a good time to leave because we got through a number of things that I wanted the commission to address," Leibowitz explained in a recent interview.
All we do know is that the chairman plans a move into the private sector.