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FTC Chair Announces Resignation One Month After Settling Google Antitrust Case

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http://techcrunch.com – FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz announced on Thursday that he will resign, one month after the agency reached a settlement with Google after a 20-month investigation into the tech giant’s alleged anticompetitive behavior. The resignation had been expected by antitrust lawyers since last summer and will take effect in mid-February. Leibowitz said that he plans to move to the private sector and will likely focus on competition policy and privacy. “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 t (IT news)