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Wayne W. Williams

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Colorado Task Force on Information Technology

Minutes of Meeting on May 21, 2001
(As approved by Board)

The meeting of the Colorado Task Force on Information Technology ("Task Force") was called to order by Donnetta Davidson, Colorado Secretary of State, at 2:00 p.m. on May 21, 2001 at the offices of McKenna & Cuneo, L.L.P., Denver, Colorado.

Present were Chairman of the Task Force, Ms. Donnetta Davidson, Colorado Secretary of State, Kathryn Krause, Sara Rosene, David Baker, and Bill Mitchell. Also present was Dana Williams, Administrative Assistant to Ms. Davidson and I. Thomas Bieging, counsel to the Privacy Task Force. The meeting was recorded by tape.

Ms. Davidson opened the meeting and requested approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 30, 2001. Upon motion duly seconded and carried, the Minutes of the Meeting of March 30, 2001 were approved as prepared.

Ms. Davidson then requested that Patricia Faley, Vice President, Ethics and Consumer Affairs, Direct Marketing Association, Inc. and Emily Hackett made a presentation regarding privacy issues relating to consumers and the direct marketing industry. Ms. Faley and Ms. Hackett are representatives of a trade association made up of businesses involved in direct marketing through catalogs, internet, telephone and interactive television. In their respective capacities Ms. Faley and Ms. Hackett have been engaged extensively in assisting direct marketing companies with developing member compliance guides for industry and a "Privacy Promise". The Privacy Promise is designed to ensure that direct marketing companies take appropriate steps to protect consumer privacy and build consumer trust in the direct marketing industry. Among the issues highlighted by Ms. Faley and Ms. Hackett were:

At the conclusion of the presentation, Ms. Davidson thanked the representatives of the Direct Marketing Association for their information. Additionally, Ms. Faley agreed to provide to the members of the Task Force the survey of laws and regulations affecting privacy which was commissioned by the Direct Marketing Association. A copy of the survey will be provided to Task Force members at the June meeting.

After the presentation, Ms. Davidson opened discussion on those issues which the Task Force members present believed were most relevant. Among the topics discussed included:

Ms. Davidson then indicated that the program for the June 26, 2001, meeting will focus on an open forum by Task Force members to develop a plan under which the final report for the legislature will be created. Additionally, there was conversation about conducting a public forum in Denver in the upcoming months. A date for that public forum will be set.

The Task Force next scheduled meeting will be at 2:00 p.m. on June 26, 2001.

There being no further business to come before the Task Force, the meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.