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FTC’s anti-trust chief, who, as the tech task force is a step down

FILE PHOTO: the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairman, Joe Simons, is pleased to announce that Facebook Inc. has agreed to a settlement of the allegations are wrong, the privacy of the user, at a joint press conference at FTC Headquarters in Washington, d.c., U.S., on July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission, which is working with the Department of Justice to enforce the antitrust laws, it will lose the head of the Bureau of Competition of the next month, and the President, as Joe Simon said in a statement on Friday.

Bruce Hoffman, who has been on the job for more than two years, and was behind the creation of the Technology of the Enforcement Division, and a small task force, which oversees the major platforms, such as the Alphabet, Inc. ‘ s Google’s (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc (FB.And Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.D, Simons said.

Hoffman’s replacement, Ian, Conner, will succeed Her, Simon said.

Hoffman is a veteran of two major law firms, and served four years as an attorney in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, according to his LinkedIn page.

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Bill Berkrot

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