Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, PLLC
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036-5339
Phone 202/857-6000 Fax 202/857-6395 www.arentfox.com
John P. Feldman
October 18, 1999
Mr. Donald S. Clark
Dear Mr. Clark:
On behalf of Cyberknowhow, Inc. ("Cyberknowhow"), 9399 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, we request to participate in the November 8, 1999 public workshop the Commission is holding to explore online profiling, it implications, and its regulation. Kunwar Chandrajeet "KC" Singh, President of Cyberknowhow, would represent the company at the workshop and requests participation in all of the three sessions.
I. Background of Cyberknowhow
Cyberknowhow operates multiple web sites including Bookpricer.com, Medicalsearchengine.com, Nationalvoicedatabase.com, Greatscripts.com, Globaljobnet.com, Dvdsearchengine.com. Cybercard.com, and Cybershowbiz.com. Through operation of these sites, Cyberknowhow has the capability to perform online profiling, provide online advertising, and facilitate online marketing of products and services.
Accordingly, for Session I of the workshop, which focuses on online profiling technology, Cyberknowhow will represent the interests of online profiling companies, web site operators, online advertisers, and experts in profiling technology. With regard to Session II, which focuses on the implications of online profiling, Cyberknowhow will represent the interests of web site operators, online marketers, and Internet "portal" sites. With regard to Session III, which address self regulation of online profiling, Cyberknowhow will represent the interests of web site operators, online advertisers, and Internet "portal" sites.
II. Cyberknowhow Will add Value to Each of the Three Sessions Proposed For the Workshop
Cyberknowhow will add value to each of the three sessions proposed for the workshop. With regard to the first session addressing online profiling technology, as President of Cyberknowhow, KC Singh has expertise in profiling technology and software. Mr. Singh has been the primary web developer for each of the aforementioned sites.
With regard to the second session, which addresses the implications of online profiling, Cyberknowhow has direct contact with consumers and with industry representatives that advertise and market products over the World Wide Web. Many of the web sites established by Cyberknowhow link the consumer to these industries. Accordingly, Cyberknowhow is in the position to obtain feedback from all involved parties.
With regard to the third session, the business of Cyberknowhow relies on consumer satisfaction with safeguards and industry regulation. Accordingly, Cyberknowhow is concerned with developing techniques for protecting consumer privacy. Cybercard.com, one of the current web development projects of Cyberknowhow, has protection of consumer privacy as its primary goal.
Because Cyberknowhow is involved in a broad range of web projects, its participation promotes a balance of interests to be represented during the workshop. Cyberknowhow intends to participate as a representative of web site operators in the broad sense and not as an entity with particularized individual interests.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this request. We look forward to hearing from you about Cyberknowhows participation in the workshop.
John P. Feldman
cc: Cyberknowhow, Inc.