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Date: Wed, Jan 5, 2000 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security - Nomination , P004807

To Whom It May Concern,

Please note that I have not been quoted regarding online privacy in the Wall Street Journal. I apologize for the mistake. If possible, I would like the public record to reflect this correction.

Thank you,

eric schmitt


Manning To:

cc:, (bcc: Eric 01/05/00 Schmitt/Cambridge/Forrester Research)

10:27 AM Subject: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security - Nomination , P004807

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to nominate Eric Schmitt for membership in the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. A key component of Eric's role as an analyst here at Forrester has been to think, write and speak about online privacy. In the course of his work, he has had regular contact with a large and diverse population of privacy stakeholders, including representatives from online advertising networks, retailers publishers, data aggregators, privacy advocates, self-regulatory bodies, trade organizations, standards committees and consumers (through the thousands of consumer households Forrester surveys on topics including attitudes about online privacy).

In addition to this broad, balanced perspective on the topic, Eric brings a solid grasp of the relevant technologies (like cookies) that are being used in commercial software products. He is regularly called upon by Forrester's clients to evaluate such products and the companies that produce them.

Finally, Eric has closely tracked the FTC's involvement with online privacy. He is familiar with both of the FTC reports to Congress, and attended the most recent workshop on online profiling on November 8th. He has published research on privacy, and recently been quoted in publications including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.


Harley Manning
Director, Commerce Site Research
Forrester Research
400 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139