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FTC Names Acting General Counsel

The Federal Trade Commission has named David Shonka acting
general counsel of the agency. General Counsel Willard Tom announced Tuesday he
is leaving to return to the private sector.

Shonka has been principal deputy general counsel since 2008
and was acting general counsel before Tom joined the agency three years ago.

In addition, FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz announced Tuesday
that acting chief privacy officer Peter Miller has had the "acting"
removed from his title.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.