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the "dean of corporate privacy officers" by Inter@ctive Week Magazine, Ray
Everett-Church is an internationally recognized expert on privacy
law and Internet-related public policy. Joining the infomediary
in 1999, he became the world's first Chief
Privacy Officer, creating a position that would be hailed as one of the most important privacy developments
of the year 2000. Since then, many companies including IBM,
Microsoft, Bank of America, AT&T and American Express
have followed suit, appointing their own chief privacy officers to manage their privacy issues.
currently performs an array of business start-up advisory services under
the auspices of his consulting firm, PrivacyClue LLC. He previously served as Director of Policy and
Professional Services for Habeas (now part of ReturnPath), and Director of Privacy for Responsys. Prior to that he served
as Privacy Officer and VP for Consulting at privacy and security consulting firm ePrivacy
Group, where he was part of the team that built anti-spam technology company TurnTide Inc. (sold after six
months to Symantec for $28 million in 2004). Prior to
his work at AllAdvantage, he was an attorney
with the Washington, DC-area telecommunications law firm of Haley
Bader & Potts, PLC (now part of Garvey Schubert & Barer).
recent years, he has provided consulting services to Microsoft,
Coremetrics, Pfizer, Comcast,
practicing law, Ray worked as an independent consultant to the online
services industry, advising Internet service providers such as America
Online and CompuServe,
numerous content providers, trade associations (including the National
Association of Home Builders), and start-up ventures regarding
legal, technical, and policy issues. Active in technology and privacy
issues for many years, the New York Times' online edition profiled him in 1997 as one of the most influential proponents
of responsible Internet commerce.
is a member of the board of directors of Whitehat.com
(an opt-in email marketing venture), several start-up ventures,
the founding board of the Privacy
Officers Association, served as co-chair of the Internet
Advertising Bureau's CPO Council, and is a member of the National
Advisory Council of the George
Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.
He also serves on the board of the Coalition
Against Unsolicited Commercial Email, and serves on numerous
corporate advisory boards.
is a frequent commentator on legal and technology issues involving
the Internet and has appeared at numerous conferences and seminars.
Recent speaking engagements have included presentations before the
10th Annual Conference
on Computers Freedom and Privacy, Wireless Agenda 2000, AIM Interact 2000, Spam Summit 2000, the IAB Privacy Forum, Global Privacy Summit, IMS Dallas, Internet
World Fall 2000, and The Standard's IDentity Conference. He is a co-author
of the books Internet Privacy for Dummies and Fighting Spam for Dummies, both
from John Wiley & Sons Publishing.
has also testified before the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, the Federal Trade Commission, and has appeared on NBC Nightly
News, The Today Show, CNBC, FOX News Channel, TechTV, National Public
Radio, and CBS Radio. His comments have appeared in print stories
on CNN Interactive, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New
York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Web Week, and Interactive
graduate of George
Mason University, he received a law degree from the National Law Center at The George Washington University. In his spare time he
is the technical administrator for the widely respected technology
policy email discussion lists Cyberia-L and Cybertelecom-L. He is a member of the Maryland Bar, the
American Bar Association, the Silicon Valley Privacy Roundtable,
and the Sushi Cabal (TINC). He is based in San Francisco, California.