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Executive Order 13133

Issued by William J. Clinton on Thursday 5 August 1999

Working Group on Unlawful Conduct on the Internet

Federal Register, Volume 64 Issue 154 (Wednesday, August 11, 1999)

[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 11, 1999)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 43895-43896]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-20924]

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Part VII

The President


Executive Order 13133--Working Group on Unlawful Conduct on the 

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 11, 1999 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13133 of August 5, 1999

Working Group on Unlawful Conduct on the Internet

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to address unlawful conduct that 
                involves the use of the Internet, it is hereby ordered 
                as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment and Purpose. (a) There is 
                hereby established a working group to address unlawful 
                conduct that involves the use of the Internet 
                (``Working Group''). The purpose of the Working Group 
                shall be to prepare a report and recommendations 

(1)   The extent to which existing Federal laws provide a sufficient basis for effective investigation and
      prosecution of unlawful conduct that involves the use of the Internet, such as the illegal sale of guns,
      explosives, controlled substances, and prescription drugs, as well as fraud and child pornography.
(2)   The extent to which new technology tools, capabilities, or legal authorities may be required for effective
      investigation and prosecution of unlawful conduct that involves the use of the Internet; and
(3)   The potential for new or existing tools and capabilities to educate and empower parents, teachers, and
      others to prevent or to minimize the risks from unlawful conduct that involves the use of the Internet.

                    (b) The Working Group shall undertake this review 
                in the context of current Administration Internet 
                policy, which includes support for industry self-
                regulation where possible, technology-neutral laws and 
                regulations, and an appreciation of the Internet as an 
                important medium both domestically and internationally 
                for commerce and free speech.

                Sec. 2. Schedule. The Working Group shall complete its 
                work to the greatest extent possible and present its 
                report and recommendations to the President and Vice 
                President within 120 days of the date of this order. 
                Prior to such presentation, the report and 
                recommendations shall be circulated through the Office 
                of Management and Budget for review and comment by all 
                appropriate Federal agencies.

                Sec. 3. Membership.

                    (a) The Working Group shall be composed of the 
                following members:

 (1   The Attorney General (who shall serve as Chair of the Working Group).
 (2   The Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
 (3   The Secretary of the Treasury.
 (4   The Secretary of Commerce.
 (5   The Secretary of Education.
 (6   The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
 (7   The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
 (8   The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
 (9   The Chair of the Federal Trade Commission.
 (1   The Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; and
 (1   Other Federal officials deemed appropriate by the Chair of the Working Group.

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                    (b) The co-chairs of the Interagency Working Group 
                on Electronic Commerce shall serve as liaison to and 
                attend meetings of the Working Group. Members of the 
                Working Group may serve on the Working Group through 

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    August 5, 1999.

[FR Doc. 99-20924
Filed 8-10-99; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 64 FR 43895
Amended by: EO 13286, February 28, 2003

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