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April 15, 2011

Protecting Your Online Info
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If you do business online with a major company, and most of us do, thereís a chance your information was compromised during a recent major hack. What should you do? We have the facts. Then, in todayís world, teaching your children the ABCís of saving and investing could literally change their lives for the better. Weíll tell you how to get started.
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InfoTrak: Protecting Your Online Info
Recently, one of the biggest consumer data breaches in history occurred, as hackers broke into online marketer Epsilon's e-mail databases. Lillie Coney, Associate Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a public interest research organization in Washington, DC explained why millions of consumers should be concerned and how they can protect themselves. She also talked about the steps that major companies should be taking to protect their customersí data and why her organization believes that new laws may be needed to improve the problem.
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InfoTrak: Teaching Kids the Value of Money
Investment expert Nicole Covganka explained why itís critical to teach children about the true value and importance of money. She believes that parents should give their children allowances, help them to open their own savings accounts and occasionally make their own purchasing decisions to give them a taste of managing money in the real world.
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InfoTrak: Clean Air Commuting
Brian Carr, Director of Communications for The Clean Air Campaign talked about his organizationís program that has increased alternative modes of commuting by 20% in the Atlanta area. He outlined the different types lf alternative commuting and how it can save money and make a significant difference in traffic and local air pollution.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Brian Carr
Brian Carr joined The Clean Air Campaign as communications director in April 2008. Prior to becoming communications director, Brian worked for Primerica Financial Services (part of the Citigroup network of companies), where he created successful internal and consumer campaigns. Earlier in his career, Brian managed print and broadcast advertising during the launch of Cingular Wireless for BBDO Atlanta, an advertising agency. He also founded and ran his own firm for a time, providing grassroots marketing, design and interactive media services for e-commerce and retail clients. Brian graduated from the University of Georgia in 1996 with a degree in journalism. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Pine Lake with their two daughters.

The Clean Air Campaign

 
Lillie Coney
Lillie Coney is Associate Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a public interest research organization in Washington, DC. EPIC was established to focus public attention on civil liberties issues. Ms. Coney joined EPIC in 2004 to head up the organization's voting and privacy project. In 2005, she was named Associate Director. In 2009, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Ms. Lillie Coney to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors. Ms. Coney's work at EPIC encompasses original research and writing on topics that impact privacy rights and civic participation. In 2004, she contributed the chapter "Mobilize Underrepresented Voters," to the New York Times Bestseller, 50 Ways to Love Your Country. In 2005, she co-authored, along with computing technologists and researchers, the paper, Toward a Privacy Measurement Criterion for Voting Systems. In 2006, Ms. Coney was the organizing force behind the first research conducted in a polling location to measure the usability of optical-scan and touch screen voting systems resulted in the report, Voting Technology, Election Administration, and Voter Performance, published by Stein, Vonnahme, Byrne, and Wallach (2008). In October 2008, EPIC's voting project published E-Deceptive Campaign Practices Report: Internet Technology and Democracy 2.0, the first report to review technology as a tool for online deceptive campaign practices. The report reviewed the potential for abuse of Internet technology in an election context, and made recommendations for steps that could be taken by Election Protection, Election Administrators, and voters to protect the integrity of the upcoming election. In 2009, she coordinated and lead the audit review of the Punchscan Voting Systems use in the November 2009, Takoma Park Municipal election. She has written and spoken extensively on the subject of voting technology and privacy. She has published several law and policy journal articles on elections and voting systems. Ms. Coney serves in an advisory capacity to Verified Voting, ACCURATE, Voting System Performance Rating, and Open Voting Consortium. She is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery's Public Policy Committee.

the Electronic Privacy Information Cente