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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
October 8, 2010
Rosemary Kimball at (202) 418-0511
FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI TO SPEAK AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB ON
ONLINE PRIVACY AND SECURITY
Commission Launches Online Privacy and Security Consumer Webpages
Washington, D.C. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is scheduled to participate in an online privacy
and security public awareness event organized by non-profit group Common Sense Media, at the National
Press Club on October 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Other participants include Common Sense Media CEO,
James Steyer; FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz; and Anthony W. Miller, Deputy Secretary of Education. At
the event, the Chairman will launch the FCC online privacy and security webpages, which are part of the
FCC's effort to educate consumers during October, which is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Chairman Genachowski said, "When people fear that new technologies put their privacy at risk, they are
less likely to use those technologies. To fulfill the promise of broadband for our children, parents need to
feel confident that their children are safe online and that their personal information is protected."
The FCC new online privacy and security webpages can be accessed at: http://fcc.gov/consumers
The webpages provide useful and timely information for consumers and small businesses regarding
online safety. During the month of October, the FCC will roll-out a video on wi-fi security narrated by
Yul Kwon, winner of the television show Survivor, as well as consumer guides sheets, screencasts and
blog postings addressing several topics, including:
Protecting Children in the Digital Age
Securing Wireless Networks
Safe Internet Navigation and Transactions
Tips for Infected Computers or Networks
Best Practices for Small Business Cybersecurity
Tips for Using the Internet Abroad
Important consumer information will be provided on the FCC's new online privacy and security webpage, http://fcc.gov/consumers
, in addition to links to other sources of information regarding online security and
privacy. Consumers are urged to visit regularly to view updates.
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