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Online Privacy after the DOC and FTC Reports

Online Privacy after the DOC and FTC Reports


C-SPAN Video Available Here


 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Friday March 4, 2011
Room B339
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC


The long-awaited Federal Trade Commission and Department of Commerce reports outlined recommendations for online privacy policy ranging from strengthening multi-stakeholder models to a "Do Not Track" mechanism for internet browsers.   Congress is now poised to add its voice to the debate, with legislation already introduced and more to come.   With the proposals representing a wide swath of options, how can policymakers choose the best course of action?  How will each proposal affect online businesses and consumers?  Alternately, is a federal privacy policy needed or advisable?  Panelists will discuss the findings of the recent DOC and FTC reports and will give their suggestions on how policymakers in both the agencies and Congress can move forward on online privacy issues.  



Registration and Lunch



Remarks by Hon. Cliff Stearns



Panel Discussion


  • William Kovacic, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Daniel Sepulveda, Senior Advisor, Office of Senator John Kerry
  • Catherine Tucker, Douglas Drane Career Development Professor in IT and Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Daniel Weitzner, Associate Administrator, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute




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