Lawmaker Wants Probe of FTC Leaks in Google Case

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, demanded an investigation of the Federal Trade Commission's role in sharing private information about the Commission's Google probe before the results of which were publicly announced, according to a letter obtained by Mashable. Issa made the request in a Jan. 3 letter to FTC Investigator General Scott Wilson. Ongoing FTC investigations are legally private. However, information about the Google investigation was reported in several media outlets, among them Reuters, Politico and Bloomberg, well before the FTC made those details public.