TC Commissioner Swindle to Discuss The Impact of The Patriot Act on Consumers' Privacy And Corporate Privacy Policies

Media Advisory

Commissioner Orson Swindle of the Federal Trade Commission will be available on Thursday, November 29th after 3 p.m. to discuss the impact of the recently enacted Patriot Act on consumers, corporations and Internet commerce. Commissioner Swindle's availability follows his participation in an audio conference call hosted by Communications Daily titled, "Privacy and the New Antiterrorism Act."

Commissioner Swindle, a long-time advocate of market self-regulation, will focus his remarks on how the recent terrorist attacks have affected privacy issues. "In the minds of many, privacy may be perceived as being of lesser importance than it has been in the recent past due to the terrorist threat," Swindle has said. "It would appear that some are willing to sacrifice privacy for greater security in light of the threats. Finding that delicate and appropriate balance will be a challenge."

Media representatives wishing to speak to the Commissioner about his views should contact Derick Rill, FTC Office of Public Affairs, at 202-326-2472.

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