Ray Everett-Church

Ray Everett-Church

Infobox Person

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name= Ray Everett-Church
birth_date= 1969
birth_place=Florida USA

Ray Everett-Church (born 1969 in Florida), is an American attorney, entrepreneur and author. He was dubbed "the dean of corporate Chief Privacy Officers" by "Inter@ctive Week" magazine, first creating that title and position in 1999 at online marketing company AllAdvantage. [cite web
url = http://web.archive.org/web/20000511112509/http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2486600,00.html
title = Everett-Church: Privacy's His Game
accessdate = 2006-12-18
date = 2000-03-29
last = Trager
first = Louis
work = Inter@ctive Week Online (via Archive.org)
] In 1997, he was profiled by the "New York Times" as one of the most "influential" advocates of responsible online advertising. [cite web
url = http://www.nytimes.com/library/cyber/week/080997spam-church.html
title = Anti-Spam Crusader Sees Work as Mission
accessdate = 2006-12-18
last = Clausing
first = Jeri
date = 1997-08-09
work = New York Times


Everett-Church combined computers, writing and security at an early age. He purchased his first computer, a Commodore 64, and a 300-baud modem at age 14. A year later, he published his first article, writing for the "Westview" (a Nashville area community newspaper) and detailing his experiences as a youthful cracker of various early online services and WATS systems.

He worked for the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Washington, DC, where he first became involved with the issue of spam as a result of the notorious "Green Card Lottery" spams sent by immigration lawyers Canter & Siegel. That involvement was featured in "Wired Magazine" article in 1999. [cite web
url = http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,19098,00.html
title = The Spam That Started It All
accessdate = 2006-12-18
last = Everett-Church
first = Ray
date= 1999-04-13
work = Wired News
] He continued to pursue the issues of spam and Internet privacy as independent consultant, where his work included developing anti-spam policies and enforcement practices for America Online, and as an Associate at the telecommunications law firm of Haley Bader & Potts PLLC in Ballston, Virginia. [cite web
url = http://www.everett.org/media/legaltimes/
title = Enter the CPO - Privacy Czar
accessdate = 2006-12-18
last = Eviatar
first = Daphne
date = 2000-09-11
work = American Lawyer Media

In 1999 he went to work for Internet infomediary AllAdvantage where he, (along with AllAdvantage CEO Jim Jorgensen), conceived of the corporate Chief Privacy Officer position [cite web
url = http://www.cio.com/archive/011501/ohno.html
title = Oh No, Not Another O!
accessdate = 2006-12-18
last = Ulfelder
first = Steve
date = 2001-01-15
work = CIO Magazine
] and helped define the privacy standards for the world's first implementation of a mass market infomediary. [cite web
url = http://news.cnet.com/Pay-per-view-ads-get-new-twist/2100-1017_3-223715.html
title = Pay per view ads get new twist
accessdate = 2008-07-07
last = McNaughton
first = Kora
date = 1999-03-30
work = CNET News.com
] He was also the Vice President for Public Policy at AllAdvantage, where he managed lobbying and government relations, including the first piece of anti-spam legislation passed by the United States House of Representatives. [cite web
url = http://news.com.com/House+approves+anti-spam+legislation/2100-1023_3-243310.html
title = House approves anti-spam legislation
accessdate = 2006-12-18
last = Hu
first = Jim
date = 2000-07-18
work = CNET News.com
] In April 2000, Everett-Church orchestrated a visit from then-President Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker at a $1.1 Million fundraising event celebrating AllAdvantage's first anniversary. [cite web
url = http://archives.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/04/03/clinton.trade/index.html
title = Clinton Pushes for Normal Trade Relations with China
accessdate = 2006-12-18
date = 2000-04-03
work = CNN.com

From 2001 to 2004, he served as Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President for Consulting for Philadelphia-based ePrivacy Group, a privacy consulting and anti-spam technology firm. He was part of the executive team that built anti-spam technology company TurnTide Inc., which was sold to Symantec Corporation in 2004 for $28 million. [cite web
url = http://news.com.com/Symantec+snaps+up+antispam+firm/2100-7355_3-5266548.html
title = Symantec snaps up antispam firm
accessdate = 2006-12-18
last = Olsen
first = Stefanie
date = 2004-07-12
work = CNET News.com

Although he has spent considerable time working with Internet startup ventures, his clients have included organizations such as Pharmacia, Pfizer, Kimberly-Clark, Intuit, Aventis, Household/HSBC, Microsoft, the National Association of Home Builders, Napster, Ericsson, Comcast, United Parcel Service, Hertz, Inter-Continental Hotels, L.L. Bean, among others. He was also a founding board member of the Privacy Officers Association (now called the International Association of Privacy Professionals) and a co-founder of the anti-spam Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email.


Everett-Church co-authored "Internet Privacy for Dummies" (2002) and "Fighting Spam for Dummies" (2004), both part of the popular "...For Dummies" book series published by John Wiley & Sons Publishing. He has also written chapters on privacy and online legal issues for "The Internet Encyclopedia" (2003) and "The Handbook of Information Security" (2006).


Everett-Church holds a B.A. in International Studies from George Mason University (where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper The Broadside) and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. While in law school, he studied under Professor Jonathan Turley, where he was on a litigation team challenging Black Bag Operations authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in espionage cases against former CIA agent Harold J. Nicholson and former FBI agent Earl E. Pitts.

Current activities

*Director of Privacy & Industry Relations at Responsys, Inc.
*Principal at PrivacyClue LLC, a privacy consultancy based in the San Francisco area
*Columnist for JupiterMedia's Datamation.com and eSecurityPlanet.com
*Weekly segment on The David Lawrence Show on satellite radio
*Co-founder and counsel to the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE)
*Member of the National Advisory Council for the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)


External links

* [http://www.everett.org Ray Everett-Church Homepage]
* [http://www.privacyclue.com Ray Everett-Church's Blog]
* [http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/cats/credits.html Ray Everett-Church Photo Credit in National Geographic]

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