Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security: Nomination, P004807


Dr. Mary J. Culnan
McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057
(202) 687-3802
(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 privacy issues:

Directed the Georgetown Internet Privacy Policy Survey in 1999 which served as a major 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