Do-Not-Call List in Spotlight at P&ABs Ninth Annual Privacy Conference and Workshop
Guide to the FTC DNC list available in the latest issue of Privacy & American Business Newsletter.

Hackensack, NJ//February 5, 2003 Likely to be one of the most hotly contested government initiatives, the FTCs proposed creation and activation of a national Do-Not-Call (DNC) list and industry reaction will be a focus at P&ABs upcoming Ninth Annual National Conference and Privacy Practitioners Workshop, March 12-14 in Washington, D.C. Eileen Harrington, Associate Director of Marketing Practices at the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Robert Wientzen, President, The DMA, will each hold the platform in presenting two views of the FTCs controversial proposal.

Harrington and Jerry Cerasale of The DMA recently spoke about the DNC list at P&ABs December Privacy Leadership Group (PLG) meeting. Their comments and a guide to the national DNC debate, appear in the latest issue of P&AB. 

The Best and the Brightest

Harrington and Wientzen join the ranks of top P&AB Conference speakers from business and government, including California State Senator Jackie Speier, the author of a privacy bill that would require financial services companies to seek explicit consumer permission (opt-in) before certain types of information sharing and FTC Chairman Tim Muris, this years recipient of P&ABs Distinguished Privacy Leadership Award. Other key speakers include Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Former House Majority Leader "Dick" Armey (R-TX), currently a Senior Policy Analyst with Piper Rudnick LLP, and a host of working privacy officers and managers with actual case studies.

This years P&AB Conference, to be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., will bring together approaches and strategic analyses of what is happening on the consumer and HR privacy fronts. In its ninth year, this Conference continues to provide attendees with unique information tools and original research materials to apply strategic insights into their daily privacy management.

Register Today!

As a special incentive, the first 100 registrants to sign up to attend all three days (March 12-14) will receive one-year free unlimited access to P&ABs searchable Privacy Policy Database. 

For more Conference details, including registration and agenda information, visit or contact Olga Garey at (201) 996-1154 or Members of the working press are invited to attend March 13-14 and may contact Irene Oujo at for a press credential application.

Unique Materials

Conference attendees will receive P&ABs Consumer Privacy Litigation Annual Report, Annual Consumer Privacy Survey Report and Analysis, Privacy Officers Guide to Homeland Security, and a Guide to P&ABs Privacy Policy Database. Attendees will also receive the latest privacy employment opportunities from P-JOBs, P&ABs online privacy job board available at  

Become a Conference Sponsor, Supporter or Exhibitor

For those organizations who are interested in becoming a Conference Sponsor, Supporter, or Exhibitor, or would like to have their privacy job openings distributed to each of the over 300 attendees expected, please contact Michele Mason at (201) 996-1154 or for details.

For more information on accessing the Privacy & American Business Newsletter, contact Irene Oujo. at (201) 996-1154 or

About Privacy & American Business

Privacy & American Business, (,,, is an activity of the Center for Social & Legal Research, a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy think tank exploring U.S. and global issues of consumer and employee privacy and data protection since its launch in 1993.  

Always on the cutting edge, P&AB was the first to chart and analyze for business the rise of privacy from a second-tier concern to a front-burner issue and to provide opportunities in programs and meetings to assist businesses in understanding the privacy environment as it is evolving. P&AB, a pioneer in recognizing the rise of the corporate privacy officer (CPO), was the first to open its CPO Program in 1999.  

The Center and all its activities are led by Dr. Alan Westin, President and Publisher of P&AB; Robert Belair, Partner at Oldaker, Biden & Belair and P&ABs Vice President; and Lorrie Sherwood, P&ABs Executive Director.