|February 27, 2001
DELIVERED BY ELECTRONIC MAIL
Via Electronic Mail Address: email@example.com
Dear Secretary, NTIA
I am contacting you at the suggestion of April M. Major at the FTC. I contacted April regarding Authentidate, a client of mine, and the potential to speak at the upcoming FTC workshop on April 3, 2001.
I believe Authentidate would have much to offer anyone studying the impact of the digital signiture bill on American business and trade. Authentidate is the missing piece of the puzzle of digital security. There are many electronic security systems in place right now, such as digital signatures and firewalls. But they all concentrate on confirming the user not the content. Authentidate brings law and order to the electronic world of transmission and storage where previously digital data has been easily altered leaving no trail or trace of fraud.
Authentidate, a simple and secure software application, actually time stamps and digitally fingerprints all forms of digital communication. With Authentidate, all electronic transactions can be more secure than paper.
Authentidate is to the electronic world what the notary republic is in the physical world. It works in the background on any computer network assuring the date, time of creation and, most importantly, content of important documents. An Authentidated document never leaves a company's firewall. In fact, it never leaves a client company's possession. If a company is required at a later date to prove a docmument has not been altered, all they do is simply retrieve the matching code from Authentidate's central server.
This trusted, third party electronic audit trail is important for issues such as intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance and litigation support.
As I told April Major on the telephone, the management of Authentidate would be happy to come to the workshop on April 3rd and discuss the impact of their technology on digital security. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 212-348-1969. Thank you for your consideration.