January 4, 2000
Re: Advisory Committee on Online Access and
Dear Secretary Clark:
I hereby place my name into nomination for the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. I commit to attending the meetings of the Advisory Committee on February 4, February 25, March 31, and April 28 of the year 2000.
I was General Counsel to the U.S. Privacy Protection Study
Commission and have coordinated many industry self-regulatory efforts. I
represent several segments of American information and Internet
industries. This includes the Individual Reference Services Group, the
Electronic Commerce and Consumer Protection Group. I also represent
Commercial Internet eXchange ("CIX"), an association of 150
If accepted, I will represent the interests of the IRSG and CIX on the Advisory Committee.
I have studied the issues of access to records in an online and traditional context. I also have spent a significant amount of time on security and encryption issues. I understand the competing interest and believe that I have the experience to advise the FTC on theses issues.
In addition to being an expert on privacy, I am an expert
on Freedom of
I have attached my resume to this letter and look forward to hearing from you.
Ronald L. Plesser