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FTC to hold Spyware conference


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Monitoring Software on Your PC:

Spyware, Adware, and Other Software

FTC Conference Center

601 New Jersey Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20001

April 19, 2004

On April 19, 2004, the Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop to explore the issues associated with the distribution and effects of software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 19, 2004 at the FTC Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. It is open to the public and there is no attendance fee. For admittance to the building, all attendees will be required to display a valid form of identification, such as a driver's license.

The Conference Center is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you will need a disability-related accommodation for the conference, please contact Lynne Colbert at 202-326-3571.

Workshop Information

* Agenda (to be posted by March 19, 2004)

* Press Release Announcing Workshop (February 18, 2004)

* Federal Register Notice [PDF]

* Local Restaurants and Hotels

* Directions between HQ and the Conference Center

* Map of Conference Center Location

Consumer Education

* File-Sharing: A Fair Share? Maybe Not. [PDF]

* FTC's Privacy Web Site

* FTC's Information Security Web Site

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