– Facing increased federal scrutiny about its privacy practices, Facebook has
hired Tim Muris, the former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the
Financial Times reported.
Muris previously led the FTC under George W. Bush
between 2001-2004, helping to create the agency’s "National Do Not Call
Now, he will help Facebook defend its privacy practices —
which are currently being investigated by the FTC — following complaints from
Just last week, Muris, most recently of counsel at the law
firm of O’Melveny & Myers, received the FTC’s Lifetime Achievement award.