Federal Trade Commission
Room H-159
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
"Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security -- Nomination, P004807"
Simson L. Garfinkel
305 Walden St., #2
Cambridge, MA 02138

To the Secretary:

I would like to nominate Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor for the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.

Dr. Cranor is a recognized authority in the field of computer privacy. Her research projects at AT&T Labs includes the development of techniques for facilitating online privacy and attempts to measure the prevalence of unwanted junk mail (a.k.a. spam mail) on the Internet.

Dr. Cranor has been one of the lead technologists working on the World Wide Web Consortium's Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P). Her AT&T Technical Report "Beyond Concern: Understanding Net Users' Attitudes About Online Privacy," (April 14, 1999), is a valuable work of primary research that will guide any policy-making activity.

Beyond being a luminary in the field of online privacy, Dr. Cranor has significant experience working on committees, and working with committees to achieve significant results in quick time. It is for this reason, I believe, that she was chosen to be the chair of the Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2000 Conference. She also served as a program committee member for the 1999 Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, the 1999 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, and for the 9th International World Wide Web Conference.

Dr. Cranor is a cheerful, serious, and hard-working person who I believe would strongly contribute to the success of the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. Her resume can be found on the World Wide Web at .