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CONTACT: Mike Wendy
May 18, 2010
(202) 969-2957
"Nuts & Bolts of Online Privacy,
Advertising, Notice & Choice"

PFF Capitol Hill Briefing on May 24, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. — On May 24th, The Progress & Freedom Foundation will hold a Capitol Hill briefing entitled, "Nuts & Bolts of Online Privacy, Advertising, Notice & Choice." In light of the draft privacy legislation recently released by Chairman Rick Boucher, our panel of distinguished experts will provide an overview of the technical mechanics of online advertising and associated concerns about data collection, and discuss challenges and opportunities for empowering privacy-sensitive consumers to manage their online privacy without breaking the advertising business model that sustains most Internet content and services.

What: "Nuts & Bolts of Online Privacy, Advertising, Notice & Choice" — Luncheon briefing on the technical underpinnings of the ongoing privacy policy debate
When: Monday, May 24
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Where: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Who: Lorrie Faith Cranor, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University; director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS)

Ari Schwartz, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Center for Democracy & Technology

Shane Wiley, Senior Director, Privacy & Data Governance, Yahoo!

Berin Szoka Senior Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator)

To Register: Space is limited, so an RSVP is required to attend. Please register here. Event questions and media inquiries should be directed to Mike Wendy at

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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