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Fran Maier, Executive Chair and President, TRUSTe to Speak at KC’s Understanding The Federal Trade Commission's Proposed Framework for Consumer Privacy Protection

New York, NY, May 12, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that TRUSTe’s Executive Chair and President, Ms. Fran Maier, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Understanding The Federal Trade Commission's Proposed Framework for Consumer Privacy Protection.” This event is scheduled for June 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

About Fran Maier

Fran Maier is the President and Executive Chair of the Board of TRUSTe. Fran has over 20 years of experience building consumer brands and enhancing consumer trust online. In her role as President, Fran’s operational responsibilities include oversight of TRUSTe's brand and policy functions.

Since joining TRUSTe in 2001, Fran has expanded TRUSTe's brand with companies, regulators, and consumers. Fran was instrumental in the policy and product development of TRUSTe's TRUSTed Download Program, TRUSTed Ads, and ongoing improvements to TRUSTe's web privacy seal program. In 2008, under her leadership, TRUSTe secured significant investment capital and transformed from a non-profit industry association to a for-profit business.

Fran speaks and writes widely on issues of online privacy, security, and trust and frequently represents TRUSTe in front of domestic and foreign regulatory audiences, including the Federal Trade Commission, Congressional committees, and foreign data protection commissioners.

In 2009, Fran won a Stevie Award for Women in Business for Best Executive in the category of Service Businesses with less than 100 employees. In 2010, AlwaysOn named Fran among the Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch in Silicon Valley. She is active in mentoring women in technology and serves on a number of internet and trust-related advisory boards. Fran holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University.

About TRUSTe

TRUSTe, founded in 1997, is the leading online privacy solutions provider. The company offers a broad suite of privacy services to help businesses build trust and increase engagement across all of their online channels including websites, mobile applications, advertising, cloud services, business analytics and email marketing. Over 4,000 web properties including those from top companies like Apple, AT&T, Disney, eBay, Facebook, HP, Microsoft, Nationwide, Pfizer and Yelp rely on TRUSTe to ensure compliance with evolving and complex privacy requirements. Based upon a foundation of transparency, choice and accountability regarding the collection and use of personal information, TRUSTe’s privacy seal is recognized and trusted by millions of consumers as a sign of responsible privacy practices. For additional information on TRUSTe and its offerings, please visit

Event Synopsis:

Over the last few years, many companies have used consumer information as a business tool to create innovative products and services. However, due to uncertainties in the responsible utilization of consumer data, the FTC has proposed a new framework to protect consumer privacy. In addition, comprehensive privacy bills have been introduced in Congress. A new framework, if enacted by the FTC or by Congress, is intended to develop and implement best practices and encourage self-regulatory privacy rules for commercial entities that collect, use, maintain, and share consumer information. Companies and their policy makers should have a complete understanding of how this new framework may impact their businesses and/or clients.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished thought leaders and key regulators to help you understand the proposed framework for consumer privacy protection and how they impact your firm and your customers. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour live webcast.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.

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