Conference Explores the Effects of Technology on Security, Privacy and Freedom
From electronic voting to government profiling, technology is at the forefront of the nation's quest to balance the demands of freedom, privacy and security. The 2004 Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) conference, "Who's Watching the Watchers," will feature discussions with the experts on all sides of today's most pressing technological issues. The conference-chaired by Deirdre Mulligan, director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic-will take place April 20-23 in Berkeley.
Conference highlights include a talk on efforts to mobilize the internet for political change by Wes Boyd, founder of MoveOn.org and Myles Weissleder, vice president of communications for meetup.com, and an examination of electronic voting featuring Verified Voting.org founder David Dill and California Voter Foundation President Kim Alexander. Other important issues include the unexpected power of search engines; the future of radio frequency identification technology and its potential to allow school, libraries, private companies and the government to track consumer activities; and the U.S. government's use of personal information from corporate databases to identify terrorists.
For over a decade, the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference has played a major role in the public debate on the future of privacy and freedom in the online world. The CFP audience is as diverse as the Net itself, with attendees not only from government, business, education, and non-profits, but also from the community of computer professionals, hackers and engineers who work the code of cyberspace.
All programs will be held at the Claremont Resort and Spa, 41 Tunnel Road in Berkeley. Registration information and a full list of panels, speakers and events is available at CFP2004.org. For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.