From: "Jack Balkin"
To: HQ.DCMAIL4(advisorycommittee)
Date: Wed, Jan 5, 2000 4:18 PM
Subject: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security--Nomination, P004807

Re: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security

To the Nominating Committee:

I would like to nominate Dr. Beth S. Noveck, Director of International Programs of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School ( ), for the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.

Dr. Noveck practices commercial Internet and telecom law with the Telecommunications & IT Practice Group of Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP ( ). Dr. Noveck is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, and a former judicial clerk to the Honorable Leonard B. Sand of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Her research and writing focuses on comparative "information society" law, in particular developments in privacy law in Europe and the United States. She publishes and lectures widely in the United States and Europe on privacy law and self-regulation. Dr. Noveck serves on the Global Expert Network for the Bertelsmann Foundation Initiative on Self-Regulation of Internet Content for which she co-authored the position paper on self-rating and filtering. She is also an editor of The International Journal of Communications Law and Policy, E-Journal and of the German-language book series, Facetten der Medien (Facets of Media), as well as a member of the Committee on Telecommunications Law of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She was a United States delegate to the OECD Summit on E-Commerce in 1998. Among her other talents, she speaks fluent French and German

I believe that Dr. Noveck would be an outstanding candidate for the Committee. I can speak to her expertise in Internet issues, her skill in mastering difficult policy issues and complex policy debates, and her considerable imagination in coming up with creative solutions to policy problems. I think she would be a tremendous asset to the Committee's work, and recommend her in the strongest possible terms.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions concerning Dr. Noveck.

Sincerely Yours,

Jack M. Balkin
Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment
and Director, The Information Society Project at Yale Law School