Two North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
SUBJECT: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security-Nomination, P004807
To Whom It May Concern:
I respectfully nominate Craig P. McLaughlin, CTO & Founder of Privada, Inc., to serve
on the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. Mr. McLaughlin is uniquely
qualified to participate in this Advisory Committee for the following reasons.
Expertise in the issues and/or technologies relevant to the implementation of fair
information practices by commercial web sites.
Mr. McLaughlin is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Privada, and brings over
10 years of experience in defining, developing and supporting diverse client-server
applications. He is the inventor and primary architect of the Privada patent-pending
infrastructure for secure privacy in a digital world, where choice and control over
privacy and personal information dissemination are returned to the individual. Privada is
a member of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), and sits on the SIIA
Board of Directors.
Mr. McLaughin's area of expertise is in system security and administration, and he is
particularly well-versed in the technologies available for protecting the security and
integrity of personal information. He also has significant experience is assessing the
strengths and weaknesses of these technologies. In March, 1999, Mr. McLaughlin testified
before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts and Intellectual Property, in
support of H.R. 850, the Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act.
Promote balance of points of view represented and functions performed by the
While Mr. McLaughlin is a strong proponent of the individual's right to control the
dissemination of his or her personal information, he recognizes the value in personalized
web content and the need for the responsible use of privacy-and has combined all three in
Privada's privacy infrastructure. His perspective and careful consideration of the issues
are uniquely balanced.
I sincerely hope you find this nomination of Craig McLaughlin acceptable. If you have any
questions, or would like additional information, please contact me via email
(email@example.com) or telephone (408.299.0560 x301). You may also contact Mr.
McLaughlin directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (408.299.0560 x302).
Thank you in advance for your consideration, and we hope to hear from you soon.
Barbara A. Bellissimo
Founder & Vice President of Marketing