January 5, 2000

Via Email and Hand Delivery 

Mr. Donald S. Clark
Federal Trade Commission
Room H-159
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580

re: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security – Nomination, P004807

Dear Mr. Clark:

By this letter, and through the undersigned counsel, nominates Daniel Ebert to serve on the Commission’s Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. Mr. Ebert is’s Executive Director.

As the collective public policy voice of the world's leading Internet companies, is committed to building user confidence in the Internet through responsible market-driven policies; preserving the open and competitive environment that has allowed the Internet to flourish; and ensuring the continued vitality of the Internet through active dialogue with policymakers. Web sites of Coalition member companies –, America Online, DoubleClick, eBay, Excite@Home, Inktomi, Lycos,, and Yahoo! – are visited by 90% of unique users who use the Internet every month. Recognizing the great opportunity to educate consumers that this visit rate presents, the Coalition recently initiated a consumer online privacy education campaign.

In support of this nomination, the following is shown:

1. Mr. Ebert’s participation would promote a balance of points of views represented and functions to be performed by the Advisory Committee. can speak to Internet industry-wide viewpoints on critical online privacy issues and, in addition, can provide valuable information about its privacy campaign.

2. Mr. Ebert has expertise in and knowledge of the issues that are the focus of the Advisory Committee’s work. As’s Executive Director and spokesman on public policy matters, Mr. Ebert is very familiar with the consumer online privacy issues being considered by the FTC, as well as the positions of member companies and various other interested parties.

3. Mr. Ebert well reflects the views of the relevant affected interests. The interests of online consumer businesses would be well-reflected by and its representative, Mr. Ebert. As described above, he is familiar with the privacy positions of member companies and other interested parties.

Mr. Ebert may be reached as follows:

Daniel Ebert
Executive Director
Suite 300
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.719.3379 (phone)
202.719.7270 (fax)

Thank you for your consideration of this nomination. If there are any questions about the forgoing, please contact Mr. Ebert at 202.719.3379 or the undersigned at 202.719.7190. The original of this letter and two copies are enclosed. Also enclosed on a diskette is a copy of this letter in MS-Word for Windows 95, Version 7.0c

Sincerely yours,

Paul E. Misener
Counsel for