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US: CA congressman demands answers after FTC information leaked to media on Google case

 |  January 7, 2013

A US congressman is reportedly demanding an investigation into the Federal Trade Commission’s alleged leaking of private information of the FTC’s investigation into Google, according to reports. Representative Darrell Issa (R-California), who is also Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called for the investigation in a letter to FTC investigator General Scott Wilson on January 3. Media outlets somehow obtained information of the outcome of the FTC’s investigation into Google before the FTC officially announced its decision last Thursday, despite that information being confidential. The FTC is prohibited by law to release information of an ongoing investigation before that investigation has concluded. A spokesperson for the FTC would only comment that the Commission has received Rep. Issa’s letter. The FTC announced its unanimous vote last week to end a longstanding case against Google without legal action against the search giant.


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