Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Global Public Affairs Advisory Council Member Joins Department of Homeland Security Advisory Committe

WASHINGTON , April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel W. Caprio Jr. , Global Public Affairs Advisory Council member for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE), is the newest member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

As a member of the DHS Advisory Committee, Caprio will serve through January 2010 .

Caprio brings an extensive background of expertise in privacy issues to the committee. As an Advisory Council member for the WE Global Public Affairs Practice he provides strategic counsel to the practice and its clients on a range of issues affecting business, government policy and public debate.

"We are excited for Dan's involvement in the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee," said Torod Neptune, senior vice president and Global Public Affairs Practice leader at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. "His expertise is an extremely valuable asset to our current and prospective clients."

Caprio is also president and CEO of DC Strategies LLC. He served as chief privacy officer and deputy assistant secretary for Technology Policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In those roles Caprio managed all activities concerning the creation and execution of federal privacy laws, policies and practices. Before founding DC Strategies, Caprio was president of the Progress & Freedom Foundation.

Before that, he served six years as chief of staff to Federal Trade Commissioner Orson Swindle , where he worked as principal technology policy advisor with emphasis on information security, privacy and global electronic commerce.

"I look forward to the opportunity to work with the talented professionals on the DHS committee and to tackle prevalent issues at the intersection of business, government and society," Caprio said.

About Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Global Public Affairs

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide's Global Public Affairs Practice enables clients to operate at the crossroads of business and policy, through offices in Washington, D.C. ; Brussels, Belgium ; and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. More information is available at http://www.waggeneredstrom.com/what_we_do/global_practices/public_affairs.asp.

About Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is a multiservice global public relations agency. Founded in 1983 and independently owned, the agency was named PRWeek's Large Agency of the Year for 2004, and was named Best Agency to Work For in 2004 and Best Large Agency to Work For in 2006 by the Holmes Report. The agency has more than 800 employees, 15 offices around the world and six global practices -- Consumer Marketing, Corporate Communications, Environment, Healthcare, Public Affairs and Technology. More information can be found at http://www.WaggenerEdstrom.com.

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