Stephanie Clifford writes:
Two top Federal Trade Commission officials questioned whether the Internet had evolved past privacy policies, at a meeting with editors and reporters of The New York Times today.
The chairman of the F.T.C., Jon Leibowitz, and David Vladeck, chief of the commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, stopped by for an on-the-record chat about online privacy and the news business, among other topics. Mr. Leibowitz was appointed chairman in 2009 after five years at the commission, while Mr. Vladeck is a relatively new arrival to the F.T.C.
“Philosophically, we wonder if we’re moving to a post-disclosure era and what that would look like,” Mr. Vladeck said. “What’s the substitute for it?”
He said the commission was still looking into the issue, but it hoped to have an answer by June or July, when it plans to publish a report on the subject.
Read more in The New York Times.