FTC To Explore Consumer Protection in Global E-Commerce

Media Advisory

Consumer protection in the global electronic marketplace will be the subject of a two-day workshop at the Federal Trade Commission. The workshop to be held on Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9, will feature presentations from government, industry, academia and consumer groups. Representatives from Disney, eBay, e-Music, America Online, Intel and MCI WorldCom are among more than 60 panelists. FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky and U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley will give opening remarks. The full agenda for the workshop is available on the FTC's website at: http://www.ftc.gov (no period).

WHAT: U.S. PERSPECTIVES ON CONSUMER PROTECTION IN THE GLOBAL ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACE
WHEN: Tuesday, June 8 at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Room 432

Room will open at 8:00 a.m. for cameras.

WHO: Members of the Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley
U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky
60 panelists

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Victoria Streitfeld
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2718