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Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting

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AGENCY:

National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of Public Meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces the first public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG).

DATES:

The meeting will be held on June 4, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joe Gattuso at (202) 482-0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background: NTIA established the OSTWG pursuant to Section 214 of the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act (the Act). The OSTWG is composed of representatives of relevant sectors of the business community, public interest groups, and other appropriate groups and Federal agencies. The members were selected for their expertise and experience in online safety issues, as well as their ability to represent the views of the various industry stakeholders.

According to the Act, the OSTWG is tasked with evaluating industry efforts to promote a safe online environment for children. The Act requires the OSTWG report its findings and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and to Congress within one (1) year after its first meeting.

Matters to Be Considered: This will be the first meeting of the OSTWG. The primary purpose of this initial meeting is to organize the OSTWG and establish future agendas and work schedule.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held on June 4, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The times and the agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting will be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and webcast information.

Place: The meeting will be held at the Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. The meeting will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring special services, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Gattuso, at (202) 482-0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov, at least five (5) business days before the meeting.

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Dated: May 18, 2009.

Kathy D. Smith,

Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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