IA Announces Government Affairs for the Digital Age Conference

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Internet Alliance

    WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet Alliance (IA) and The
 Direct Marketing Association (DMA) will co-host an annual government affairs
 conference May 1-2 at the Westin-Fairfax Hotel in Washington, DC.  The IA's
 theme Government Affairs for the Digital Age will feature two panels that
 focus on digital issues.
     The first panel, moderated by IA's State Policy Director, Emily Hackett,
 is entitled "Why You Need a Chief Privacy and Security Officer," and will
 discuss the position's necessity in any business and some of the regulations
 that govern such as COPPA, HIPPA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley.  Said Hackett, "This
 position is critical to all organizations for successfully conducting business
 online."  Participants include IA's leading members companies such as Encirq,
 @Once and 24/7 Media as well as The DMA.
     The issue of Internet tax will be addressed in the second panel "What's
 the Deal With Internet Tax?" that will feature panelists from all sides of the
 debate.  This session will look at the pros and cons, winners and losers and
 the latest commotion on Capitol Hill and in the states in the struggle to tax
 or not to tax.  Featured panelists include Grover Norquist, President of
 Americans for Tax Reform; Stephen Cordi, Deputy Comptroller for the State of
 Maryland; Carole Grunberg, Legislative Director for Senator Ron Wyden; and
 Mark Micali, Vice President of Government Affairs for The Direct Marketing
 Association.  Kaye Caldwell, IA's California Policy Director will moderate.
     To register for the conference visit http://www.dmagovernment.org or call
 212-790-1500.  For further information about the Internet Alliance program
 visit http://www.internetalliance.org or contact Jill Murphy, IA's Membership
 and Administrative Manager at 202-955-8091.
 
     The Internet Alliance is the leading consumer Internet industry
 association representing the industry at the state, federal and international
 levels. Through public policy, advocacy, consumer outreach and strategic
 alliances, the IA is seeking to build the confidence and trust necessary for
 the Internet to be the mass-market medium of the 21st Century.
     Leading members of the Internet Alliance include: AOL Time Warner, @Once,
 Cox Interactive Media, IBM, Microsoft, Privada, Prodigy Communications L.P.,
 UUNET, Verizon and Yuroka.  The IA is an independent subsidiary of The Direct
 Marketing Association.
 
 

SOURCE Internet Alliance
    WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet Alliance (IA) and The
 Direct Marketing Association (DMA) will co-host an annual government affairs
 conference May 1-2 at the Westin-Fairfax Hotel in Washington, DC.  The IA's
 theme Government Affairs for the Digital Age will feature two panels that
 focus on digital issues.
     The first panel, moderated by IA's State Policy Director, Emily Hackett,
 is entitled "Why You Need a Chief Privacy and Security Officer," and will
 discuss the position's necessity in any business and some of the regulations
 that govern such as COPPA, HIPPA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley.  Said Hackett, "This
 position is critical to all organizations for successfully conducting business
 online."  Participants include IA's leading members companies such as Encirq,
 @Once and 24/7 Media as well as The DMA.
     The issue of Internet tax will be addressed in the second panel "What's
 the Deal With Internet Tax?" that will feature panelists from all sides of the
 debate.  This session will look at the pros and cons, winners and losers and
 the latest commotion on Capitol Hill and in the states in the struggle to tax
 or not to tax.  Featured panelists include Grover Norquist, President of
 Americans for Tax Reform; Stephen Cordi, Deputy Comptroller for the State of
 Maryland; Carole Grunberg, Legislative Director for Senator Ron Wyden; and
 Mark Micali, Vice President of Government Affairs for The Direct Marketing
 Association.  Kaye Caldwell, IA's California Policy Director will moderate.
     To register for the conference visit http://www.dmagovernment.org or call
 212-790-1500.  For further information about the Internet Alliance program
 visit http://www.internetalliance.org or contact Jill Murphy, IA's Membership
 and Administrative Manager at 202-955-8091.
 
     The Internet Alliance is the leading consumer Internet industry
 association representing the industry at the state, federal and international
 levels. Through public policy, advocacy, consumer outreach and strategic
 alliances, the IA is seeking to build the confidence and trust necessary for
 the Internet to be the mass-market medium of the 21st Century.
     Leading members of the Internet Alliance include: AOL Time Warner, @Once,
 Cox Interactive Media, IBM, Microsoft, Privada, Prodigy Communications L.P.,
 UUNET, Verizon and Yuroka.  The IA is an independent subsidiary of The Direct
 Marketing Association.
 
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