Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security: Nomination,
Dr. Mary J. Culnan
McDonough School of Business
Washington, DC 20057
(202) 687-4031 (fax)
I would like to serve on the Advisory Committee. While I do not represent any of the
constituencies the Commission seeks to represent, I would bring a different strength as I
represent an independent point of view. I have a reputation for seeking solutions that
fairly balance consumer and business interests.
I have more than ten year's experience as a scholar and an expert on information
input to the FTC's July 1999 Report to Congress.
Have published ten scholarly papers on privacy and four opinion pieces (one in the
Washington Post, three in the New York Times including one on access to credit reports in
December 1991) as well as a number of pieces in practitioner publications.
Have testified before Congress on information privacy issues on five different
occasions. Have also testified before the Federal Trade Commission, Office of the
Controller of the Currency, and the Social Security Administration on privacy issues.
Am regularly interviewed by the media on privacy and have been quoted by more than 57
print publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall
Street Journal and USA Today.
Served on the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection during 1997.
While my primary expertise is privacy, information security issues related to the Internet
represented a substantial part of the Commission's work.
My complete curriculum vita is available at www.msb.edu/faculty/culnanm