Posted by: Joan Marsh on November 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm
Last Thursday, I had the privilege of attending the Alliance for Women in Media event, “Honoring the Women of the FCC: Past and Present.” AT&T was the premier sponsor of the program which included a moderated discussion between former and current FCC Commissioners Mimi Dawson, Susan Ness, Deborah Taylor Tate, Gloria Tristani and Meredith Atwell Baker. And what a discussion it was. The Commissioners past and present shared their insights and perspectives, commented on issues about which they are passionate and offered an opinion or two. And, by the way, they all looked marvelous.
The dialogue was free flowing and covered questions about how being a woman shaped the panelists’ views on substantive issue. While most agreed that it did not have a direct impact on their deliberative processes, it often did aid in their understanding and empathy on issues. The Commissioners also answered questions related to diversity in the media and challenges faced by female candidates for nominated or elected positions.
Posted by: Bob Quinn on November 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm
I tell you this because, as some of you know, the duties of chief privacy officer were added to my day job about two months ago. And our priority is to continue to build upon the success and leadership we have forged under my missed predecessor Dorothy Attwood in giving consumers more control over their personal information.
As we did with the initial launch, we will preview the updated policy for 45 days to gather feedback from our customers before it goes into effect. Based on that feedback, we may further refine the policy.
Posted by: Brent Olson on November 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm
Last week, we launched our new Smart Controls website in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Conference. While my colleague highlighted all the great tools the new site has in place to help consumers manage their bills, I want to follow-up by pointing out its broader significance for parents and families.
Smart Controls includes tools for parents to help make sure their families are safe whether they are using our broadband, TV or mobile services. The site combines easy-to-find information about AT&T’s own safety and control tools with access to resources from a wide range of third party experts, all under a single online portal that makes it simple for our customers to find what they need quickly and efficiently. Check it out here.
I, along with my colleague, Jeff Brueggeman, had the pleasure of not only attending but speaking at the FOSI Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. Jeff appeared on a panel focused on privacy and the unique issues facing parents and families with new location-based services. My panel focused on the mobile future and its broader impact on kids and online safety.