From: "Andrew A. Caffey"
To: "Secretary, FTC"
Date: Mon, Jan 3, 2000 5:22 PM
Subject: Advisory Committee Nomination P004807

Law Offices of
Andrew A. Caffey
Suite 700
3 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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January 3, 2000

Federal Trade Commission
Room H -159
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580

Re: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security --- Nomination, P004807

To the Secretary:

I am writing to nominate a client of my law office, Jeffrey B. Vick, to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security -- Nomination, P004807. Mr. Vick has deep expertise in the issues being considered, as summarized below, and brings a truly unique perspective and interest that we hope are represented in the Committee's work.

His current business, QUEit Corporation, is developing a consumer-oriented Internet business that will serve as an important alternative to legislative regulation of consumer privacy protection or industry self-regulation.

Jeffrey Vick's Qualifications and Experience:

  • Jeff Vick has been active in the Internet e-commerce industry since 1995 and orchestrated one of the first secure real time Internet transactions using a credit card to buy a government regulated license.

  • One of the founders of iXL (, the largest Internet e-services company in the US with annual sales of over 150 million dollars. While inside iXL, conceived and developed was the very first web site to sell fishing, hunting and boating licenses over the Internet for a state government. was awarded official status as the first Internet pilot program for the State of Georgia based on the importance of how it handled consumers' private information. (Fishing and hunting licenses are used for proof of voter registration in Georgia.)

  • Current Board Member of the Georgia Electronic Commerce Association ( which advises the Georgia state legislature on issues involving privacy and e-commerce.

  • Currently CEO of QUEit Corporation ( an Internet company that offers a privacy solution intended as an alternative to government regulation or industry self-regulation.

Mr. Vick is available to meet with the Committee on the dates that have been published, and he is eager to serve the goals of the Committee. The interests he would represent on the Committee are somewhat unusual combination of consumer and commercial perspectives. His company has devised a privacy protection alternative to legislative restrictions or industry self-regulation. QUEit Corporation is a consumer-oriented e-commerce infomediary that puts the consumer in control of his/her private and confidential information.

As the lead developer of and as a member of the Board of the Georgia Electronic Commerce Association, both of which have involved Mr. Vick at the forefront of privacy and security issues related to e-commerce, he has solid experience in the public policy dimensions of protecting consumer privacy on the Internet.

I believe Mr. Vick's public policy and private commerce expertise would be a valuable addition to the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.

Contact information: Jeffrey B. Vick, QUEit Corporation, 2138 Fairway Circle, Atlanta, GA 30319; (404) 931-8425; email:

Please let me know if you need any additional information to consider this nomination.


Andrew A. Caffey

cc. Mr. Jeffrey B. Vick