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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
June 30, 2009
(202) 289-8928
Online Advertising Event Panelists Confirmed
July 10th Event to Explore Costs of Online Advertising & Privacy Regulation

WASHINGTON D.C. - Speakers have been confirmed for the July 10th event "Regulating Online Advertising: What Will it Mean for Consumers, Culture & Journalism?" hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.  The panel features Internet policy experts and economists who will discuss the possible effects of proposals to regulate online advertising and data collection on consumers, Internet business, free speech and society.

Howard Beales is an Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy at George Washington University.  He also served as the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.  Thomas Lenard, President & Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute, is the author of numerous articles on privacy and e-commerce and is co-author of the recent study, "In Defense of Data: Information and the Costs of Privacy."  Jules Polonetsky is Co-Chair & Director of Future of Privacy Forum and previously served as Chief Privacy Officer at both AOL and DoubleClick.  Mark Adams is a PFF Visiting Fellow and economist previously affiliated with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  The event will be moderated by Berin Szoka, PFF Fellow and Director of PFF's Center for Internet Freedom.

"Regulating Online Advertising: What Will it Mean for Consumers, Culture & Journalism?" will be held Friday, July 10th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in Room SVC-208 in the expansion space of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.  Lunch will be served.  Those interested in attending can register here. Media queries should be directed to Amy Smorodin at Others should contact Allison Bringardner at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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