FTC Chairman Simons To Step Down

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons will exit the agency on Jan. 29. Simons, an antitrust lawyer, has led the agency since May 2018. News of Simons’ departure comes as the FTC is in the process of conducting a broad review of what it calls “dangerously opaque” privacy practices in the online ad industry.

Trump Aides Interviewing Replacement For Embattled FTC Chair

Joe Simons has come under White House pressure for resisting the president’s fight against alleged political bias in social media.