A nonprofit trade association serving U.S. Internet access and electronic commerce industries. The Association of Online Professionals (AOP) was founded in 1994 with a mission to promote the growth of e-commerce, online communities, and online communication. The AOP provides its members with information, service, and support. In addition, it serves as an advocate for issues of privacy, copyright, taxation, self-regulation, and e-commerce.
The AOP runs a number of special interest groups (SIGs), including the Online Services Council, Web Professionals Council, ISP Council, and Electronic Commerce Council.