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Internet Law & Policy Forum Announces Search for New Executive Director; Ruth Day Announces Departure

March 28, 2001
New York, New York USA

The Internet Law & Policy Forum (ILPF), an international non-governmental organization, announced the formation of a search committee to select a new Executive Director, replacing Ms. Ruth Day, the current Executive Director, who will depart in July.

The ILPF seeks a candidate with previous experience working on the legal and policy issues relating to electronic commerce. A background in non-profit management is also considered desirable. The Executive Director reports to and takes direction from the member-driven ILPF Board of Directors. The ED is the primary public spokesperson for ILPF on those positions previously approved by the Members.

In announcing her departure, Ms. Day praised the ILPF by stating: "By providing analytical resources and a neutral forum, the ILPF makes important contributions to the search for common, workable solutions to legal issues raised by the use of a global medium." Ms. Day continued "I was honored to be appointed as its Executive Director and have enjoyed the work. But I have never viewed my tenure as permanent. ILPF has accomplished much in the last two and a half years because of the support of the Chair and the international member companies. I leave a strong and respected organization."

ILPF Chairman Masanobu Katoh praised Ms. Day's work and the direction in which she led the organization. He stated: "The ILPF would like to sincerely thank Ms. Day for her outstanding leadership and dedication to the continued development of global electronic commerce. Ms. Day has successfully helped establish the ILPF as an internationally recognized group of legal experts on e-commerce issues. The ILPF wishes Ms. Day the best of luck in her future endeavors.

About ILPF: Founded in 1995, the Internet Law & Policy Forum (ILPF), is a global organization of Internet-centric companies with a common interest in fostering the growth of Internet electronic commerce and communications. To do so, the ILPF strives to "fill the gaps" between existing law and technological development by examining the legal and policy issues surrounding Internet commerce and communications and, where appropriate, recommending practices, procedures or policies.

Press Contact:
Ruth Day, Executive Director, ILPF
+1.212.447.4809 rday@ilpf.org

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