FTC Releases Report to Congress on Protecting Consumers' Online Privacy

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Federal Trade Commission Report on Privacy Online

The report assesses the current state of industry self-regulation as a means of protecting consumer privacy -- including children's privacy -- on the World Wide Web; the agency's comprehensive online survey of information-gathering practices of commercial Web sites; an examination of current industry guidelines governing information practices online; and a summary of the privacy concerns raised by the new online marketplace.

Who: Robert Pitofsky, Chairman,
Federal Trade Commission
When: 10 AM, Thursday, June 4, 1998
Where: Federal Trade Commission - Room 432
6th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20580
(room will be open at 9 AM for camera set-up)

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Victoria Streitfeld or Claudia Bourne Farrell
Office of Public Affairs