FTC Testifies on Privacy Report to Congress

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The Federal Trade Commission testified today before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding Privacy Online: Fair Information Practices in the Electronic Marketplace, a report the FTC issued on Monday.

Chairman Robert Pitofsky presented the views of the Commission; Commissioners Sheila F. Anthony, Mozelle W. Thompson, Orson Swindle and Thomas B. Leary presented their individual views of the report to the Committee.

The Commission vote to authorize the release of the testimony and submit a copy for inclusion in the formal record was 5-0.

The testimony of the Commission, as well as the statements of Commissioners Anthony, Thompson, Swindle and Leary are available at the FTC's web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357); TDD for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.

(FTC File No. P954807)

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