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The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection will hold the first of two one-day sessions on "Technologies for Protecting Personal Information" on Wednesday, May 14, 2003. The workshops are intended to explore the role of technology in helping consumers and businesses to protect consumer information. The May 14 workshop will focus on the technological tools consumers can use to manage their information and and explore how they are currently using them.

An agenda detailing the panel topics for both workshop sessions, as well as individual speakers, can be found at The second workshop session will be held on June 4, 2003, in Washington, DC.

WHAT: Federal Trade Commission workshop on "Technologies for Protecting Personal Information: The Consumer Experience"
WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2003
7:30 am (doors open) to 5:15 pm

FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC

Reporters unable to attend the event can call in to listen to the workshop.  

Reporters unable to attend the discussion may call in:

Dial-in: 1-800-377-4872

Confirmation Number: 17001898

Chairperson: Bruce Jennings

Call-in lines are for press only.
Lines will open at 8:30 a.m. EST.

PRESS CONTACT: Toby Milgrom Levin
Division of Financial Practices

Registration Note: Media intending to attend the event must pre-register with the FTC’s Office of Public Affairs. To pre-register, please contact Jennifer Schwartzman at 202-326-2674.