The US government will announce a new Presidential directive on all aspects of the government’s policies relating to e-commerce, including privacy, consumer protection and the spread of the internet to developing countries, as well as the formal announcement of the new body to oversee the transition of control of the domain name infrastructure to the private sector (see separate story). Those attending include President Clinton, Vice President Gore, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems Inc, Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay Inc, Ira Magaziner, outgoing White House internet policy advisor and Esther Dyson, chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The announcement is at 11am in the Office of the Executive building, adjacent to the White House.
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