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Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INTERNET LEADERS, BROAD COALITION UNVEIL GETNETWISE 2.0

Campaign, Web Site to Provide Consumer Education for Internet Use

WHAT: News Conference to announce the launch of GetNetWise 2.0, an online educational campaign and resource with tips, tools and video tutorials to empower Internet users to keep their online experience positive, safe and secure. Empowerment related to computer security, privacy, spam and children's safety will be addressed.

WHAT: News Conference to announce the launch of GetNetWise 2.0, an online educational campaign and resource with tips, tools and video tutorials to empower Internet users to keep their online experience positive, safe and secure. Empowerment related to computer security, privacy, spam and children's safety will be addressed.

WHO: Representatives from Internet companies and public interest organizations, Congressional leaders and Administration officials to address the needs of customers and other Internet users for assistance in finding the information, tools and resources to educate themselves about the Internet and how to maintain online privacy and security, take steps to reduce spam and safeguard children. Speakers include:

  • Phil Bond, Under-Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Orson Swindle, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Nuala O'Connor Kelly, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Representatives from: AOL Time Warner, AT&T, Microsoft, Verizon, American Library Association, Amazon.com, Center for Democracy and Technology, Comcast, Recording Industry Association of America, Visa and Yahoo!.

WHEN: Breakfast briefing at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2003

WHERE: Conference Rooms: Peter Lisagor, Margaret Bourke White and Edward Murrow
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW

WHY: In response to the evolving Internet, the nation's biggest and most influential online businesses and a diverse group of public interest organizations have come together to launch the next generation of GetNetWise to address the challenges confronting consumers online.

To schedule media interviews throughout the day, please contact Danielle Yates, GetNetWise (202) 638-4370 or Rich Masters, Qorvis Communications at (202) 496-1000.

About GetNetWise

GetNetWise is a broad-based campaign managed and built by the Internet Education Foundation and is hosted by some of the most recognized names on the Internet today, including AOL Time Warner, AT&T, Microsoft and Verizon. GetNetWise is supported by a steering committee made up of the following leading organizations: ALA, Amazon.com, CDT, Comcast, Earthlink, Inc., RIAA, Visa and Yahoo!; in addition to, a diverse advisory board.

 
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