Tuesday 24 April 2001: Marconi forum on Internet privacy

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Author: JT Smith

“Web users want assurances that their communications or e-commerce will
remain private without having to worry that their ideas, or even their
identities, are stolen and every detail of their lives will be laid bare
while others profit from personal data collection.”

Tuesday 24 April 2001: Marconi Forum on Internet Privacy
From: secretary@lxny.org
To: editors@newsforge.com
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 04:09:57 -0400


This meeting starts at 4:00 pm on the Columbia campus.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

This meeting is important.

Official notice below.

Jay Sulzberger 
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
http://www.lxny.org


> Date: 4 Apr 2001 13:33:27 -0400 > Organization: Columbia University Department of Computer Science > Message-ID: > Reply-To: theory-group-request@cs.columbia.edu 2001 Marconi Forum on Internet Privacy Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Privacy Under Assault: Can Encryption Safeguard the Internet? Tuesday, April 24, 2001 International Marconi Day 4-6 p.m. Reception to follow Davis Auditorium of the Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physcical Science Research Columbia University New York, N.Y. Web users want assurances that their communications or e-commerce will remain private without having to worry that their ideas, or even their identities, are stolen and every detail of their lives will be laid bare while others profit from personal data collection. Digital threats arise from all quarters, including corporations and marketing firms, potential employers and credit agencies, health and government establishments, as well as outright snoopers and opportunists. Can improved technologies protect privacy on the Internet or is privacy a casualty of the digital age? The Marconi Forum brings together leading figures from technology, government, journalism, business and law to examine how-- or whether-- our right to privacy can be secured from digital incursions. Participants are : Zvi Galil, Moderator Dean, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science expert on encryption Whitfield Diffie Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems co-inventor, public key cryptography 2000 Marconi Fellow Michael Rabin Professor of Computer Science Harvard University developed code based on "vanishing" key John Podesta White House Chief of Staff Clinton Administration Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center Steven Levy Author, Crypto, Spring 2001 Senior Editor, Technology, Newsweek Shari Steele Excutive Director Electronic Privacy Association advocate for civil liberties in online world Eli Noam Professor, Columbia Business School Director, Columbia Institute for for Tele-information authority on telecommunications strategy and policy Sponsored by the Marconi Foundation, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Columbia University in collaboration with The Center for New Media, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia Business School