January 6, 2000

Secretary, Federal Trade Commission
Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security - Nomination P004807
Via email to

To the Commission:

I understand that Margaret P. Eisenhauer is seeking membership on the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.  On behalf of Excel Communications, I support her nomination and encourage the Commission to select her for this task.

Ms. Eisenhauer is Counsel to the law firm Hunton & Williams, and is head of that firm's Information Management Practice.  She has worked in the past with the information industry and e-commerce companies on privacy issues, including consumer access to data and data security.  Her experience in working with many different industries will be critical to this task and in our view warrants the selection of Ms. Eisenhauer to the Committee.

Thank you for your consideration.

Very truly yours,

Kerry Tassopoulos
Director, Government Affairs
Excel Communications, Inc.