Online Profiling; FTC & Commerce Department to Hold Workshop

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Online Profiling;
FTC & Commerce Department to Hold Workshop

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky and Commerce Secretary William M. Daley will open a public workshop on Monday, November 8, 1999, on online profiling, the practice of tracking information about consumers' preferences and interests online and using that information to create targeted advertising on Web sites. Introductory remarks also will be made by Peter Swire, chief counselor for privacy, U.S. Government. The workshop is jointly sponsored by the FTC and the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration.


What: Public Workshop on Online Profiling
When: Monday, November 8, 1999
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Main Auditorium
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th & Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20230
Contact: Victoria Streitfeld,
Office of Public Affairs
Note: The workshop is open to press coverage. The detailed agenda is attached.

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