The Standard: DoubleClick Hires Private Eyes

“Drawing from the outside forces threatening its empire,
Internet advertising giant DoubleClick
(DCLK) said Wednesday
that it has hired a New York City government consumer advocate
and a former New York state attorney general to fill two newly
created privacy posts.”

“New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jules Polonetsky
will begin as DoubleClick’s chief privacy officer in two weeks. He
will work with the company’s clients to establish and monitor their
privacy policies and will act as the firm’s public spokesman on
privacy issues, the company said Wednesday.”

“DoubleClick also said it has retained lawyer Bob Abrams, a
four-time former New York attorney general, to chair its new
privacy advisory board. Abrams will help select the committee’s
members and direct its presentation of online privacy issues to
DoubleClick executives.”