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FTC Chairman Majoras resigns

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Washington, D.C.—Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras announced she will leave the FTC later this month. Majoras has been on the commission since August 2004.

Commenting on Majoras' announcement, John A. Greco Jr., president-CEO of the Direct Markeing Association, said in a statement,"Throughout her tenure, Chairman Majoras has been both a strong advocate for consumers on a variety of issues—including privacy protection, data security and marketing—and a champion of strong self-regulation as an effective tool for driving responsible business practices. Under her tenure, the FTC has continued a strong partnership with the DMA in undertaking joint seminars and educational efforts. She has been thoughtful in understanding the complexity of emerging business models and recognizing the value in products and services provided daily to consumers."

During her tenure, Majoras has focused on ensuring data security and protecting consumers from identity theft, spyware and deceptive spam.

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