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CFP'93 Electronic Brochure 1.2 (fwd)
> From: Bruce R Koball <[email protected]>
> The Third Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy -- CFP'93
> 9-12 March 1993, San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, Burlingame, CA
> Sponsored by: Association for Computing Machinery,
> Special Interest Groups on:
> Communications (SIGCOMM)
> Computers and Society (SIGCAS)
> Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC)
> Co-Sponsors and Cooperating Organizations:
> American Civil Liberties Union
> American Library Association
> Asociacion de Technicos de Informatica
> Commission for Liberties and Informatics
> Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
> Electronic Frontier Foundation
> Freedom to Read Foundation
> IEEE Computer Society
> IEEE-USA Committee on Communications and Information Policy
> Internet Society
> Library and Information Technology Association
> Privacy International
> USD Center for Public Interest Law
> U.S. Privacy Council
> The WELL (Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link)
> Patrons and Supporters (as of 24 December 1992):
> American Express Corp.
> Apple Computer, Inc.
> Dun & Bradstreet Corp.
> Equifax, Inc.
> Information Resource Service Company
> Mead Data Central, Inc.
> National Science Foundation (pending)
> RSA Data Security, Inc.
> CFP'93 Electronic Brochure 1.2
> The advance of computer and telecommunications technologies holds great
> promise for individuals and society. From convenience for consumers and
> efficiency in commerce to improved public health and safety and
> increased participation in democratic institutions, these technologies
> can fundamentally transform our lives.
> At the same time these technologies pose threats to the ideals of a free
> and open society. Personal privacy is increasingly at risk from invasion
> by high-tech surveillance and eavesdropping. The myriad databases
> containing personal information maintained in the public and private
> sectors expose private life to constant scrutiny.
> Technological advances also enable new forms of illegal activity, posing
> new problems for legal and law enforcement officials and challenging the
> very definitions of crime and civil liberties. But technologies used to
> combat these crimes can pose new threats to freedom and privacy.
> Even such fundamental notions as speech, assembly and property are being
> transformed by these technologies, throwing into question the basic
> Constitutional protections that have guarded them. Similarly,
> information knows no borders; as the scope of economies becomes global
> and as networked communities transcend international boundaries, ways
> must be found to reconcile competing political, social and economic
> interests in the digital domain.
> The Third Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy will assemble
> experts, advocates and interested people from a broad spectrum of
> disciplines and backgrounds in a balanced public forum to address the
> impact of computer and telecommunications technologies on freedom and
> privacy in society. Participants will include people from the fields of
> computer science, law, business, research, information, library science,
> health, public policy, government, law enforcement, public advocacy and
> many others.
> General Chair
> Bruce R. Koball
> 2210 Sixth Street
> Berkeley, CA 94710
> 510-845-1350 (voice)
> 510-845-3946 (fax)
> [email protected]
> Steering Committee
> John Baker Mitch Ratcliffe
> Equifax MacWeek Magazine
> Mary J. Culnan Peter G. Neumann
> Georgetown University SRI International
> Dorothy Denning David D. Redell
> Georgetown University DEC Systems Research Center
> Les Earnest Marc Rotenberg
> GeoGroup, Inc. Computer Professionals
> for Social Responsibility
> Mike Godwin
> Electronic Frontier Foundation C. James Schmidt
> San Jose State University
> Janlori Goldman
> American Civil Liberties Union Barbara Simons
> Mark Graham
> Pandora Systems Lee Tien
> Lance J. Hoffman
> George Washington University George Trubow
> John Marshall Law School
> Donald G. Ingraham
> Office of the District Attorney Willis Ware
> Alameda County, CA Rand Corp.
> John McMullen Jim Warren
> NewsBytes MicroTimes & Autodesk, Inc.
> Simona Nass
> Student - Cardozo Law School
> Affiliations are listed for identification only.
> Pre-Conference Tutorials:
> On Tuesday 9 March, the day before the formal conference begins, CFP'93
> is offering a number of in-depth tutorials on a wide variety of subjects
> on four parallel tracks. These presentations will range from interesting
> and informative to thought-provoking and controversial. The tutorials
> are available at a nominal additional registration cost.
> Conference Reception:
> Following the Tutorials on Tuesday evening, you are invited to meet new
> and old friends and colleagues at an opening reception.
> Single Track Main Program:
> The technological revolution that is driving change in our society has
> many facets and we are often unaware of the way they all fit together,
> especially the parts that lie outside of our own expertise and interest.
> The primary goal of CFP'93 is to bring together individuals from
> disparate disciplines and backgrounds, and engage them in a balanced
> discussion of all CFP issues. To this end our main program, starting on
> Wednesday 10 March, is on a single track enabling our attendees to take
> part in all sessions.
> Registration is Limited:
> CFP'93 registration will be limited to 550 attendees, so we advise you
> to register as early as possible and take advantage of the early
> registration discounts.
> Luncheons and Banquets:
> A key component of the CFP conferences has been the interaction between
> the diverse communities that constitute our attendees. To promote this
> interaction CFP'93 is providing three luncheons and evening two banquets
> with the cost of conference registration.
> EFF Pioneer Awards
> All conference attendees are invited to the Awards Reception sponsored
> by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday evening, 10
> March. These, the second annual EFF Pioneer Awards, will be given to
> individuals and organizations that have made distinguished contributions
> to the human and technological realms touched by computer-based
> Birds of a Feather Sessions:
> CFP'93 will provide a limited number of meeting rooms to interested
> individuals for special Birds of a Feather sessions after the formal
> program each evening. These sessions will provide an opportunity for
> special interest discussions that were not included in the formal
> program and will be listed in the conference materials. For further
> information contact CFP'93 BoF Chair:
> C. James Schmidt
> University Librarian
> San Jose State University
> One Washington Square
> San Jose, CA 95192-0028
> voice 408-924-2700
> voice mail 408-924-2966
> e-mail [email protected]
> CFP'93 Featured Speakers:
> Nicholas Johnson
> Nicholas Johnson was appointed head of the Federal Communications
> Commission by President Johnson in 1966, serving a seven year term. In
> his role as commissioner, he quickly became an outspoken consumer
> advocate, attacking network abuses and insisting that those who use the
> frequencies under the FCC license are the public's trustees. He has been
> a visiting professor of law at the College of Law at the University of
> Iowa since 1981 and is currently co-director of the Institute for
> Health, Behavior and Environmental Policy at the University of Ohio.
> Willis H. Ware
> Willis H. Ware has devoted his career to all aspects of computer
> science--hardware, software, architectures, software development, public
> policy and legislation. He chaired the "HEW committee" whose report was
> the foundation for the Federal Privacy Act of 1974. President Ford
> appointed him to the Privacy Protection Study Commission whose report
> remains the most extensive examination of private sector record-keeping
> practices. Dr. Ware is a member of the National Academy of Engineering,
> a Fellow of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, and a
> Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science.
> John Perry Barlow
> John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a lyricist for
> the Grateful Dead, and a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier
> Foundation. He graduated from Wesleyan University with an honors degree
> in comparative religion. He writes and lectures on subjects relating to
> digital technology and society, and is a contributing editor of numerous
> publications, including Communications of the ACM, NeXTworld,
> MicroTimes, and Mondo 2000.
> Cliff Stoll
> Cliff Stoll is best known for tracking a computer intruder across the
> international networks in 1987; he told this story in his book, "The
> Cuckoo's Egg" and on a Nova television production. He is less known for
> having a PhD in planetary science, piecing quilts, making plum jam, and
> squeezing lumps of bituminous coal into diamonds.
> CFP'93 Tutorials:
> Tuesday 9 March - Morning Tutorials
> Information Use in the Private Sector
> Jack Reed, Information Resource Service Company
> Diane Terry, TransUnion Corp. Dan Jones, D.Y. Jones & Assoc.
> This tutorial will deal with the use of personal information from the
> point of view of some private sector information vendors and users. It
> will include a discussion of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the
> "Permissible Purposes" for obtaining a consumer credit report.
> Information used for purposes outside the FCRA will be discussed in
> relationship to privacy and societal needs for businesses and
> Access to Government Information:
> James Love, Director, Taxpayer Assets Project
> The tutorial will examine a wide range of problems concerning citizen
> access to government information, including how to ask for and receive
> information under the federal Freedom of Information Act, what types of
> information government agencies store on computers, what the barriers
> are to citizen access to these information resources, and how citizens
> can change government information policy to expand access to taxpayer-
> funded information resources.
> Exploring the Internet -- a guided journey
> Mark Graham, Pandora Systems Tim Pozar, Late Night Software
> This tutorial will give participants a practical introduction to the
> most popular and powerful applications available via the world's largest
> computer network, the Internet. There will be hands-on demonstrations
> of communications tools such as e-mail, conferencing, Internet Relay
> Chat, and resource discovery and navigation aids such as Gopher, WAIS,
> Archie and World Wide Web. Extensive documentation will be provided.
> Constitutional Law for Non-lawyers (1/2 session):
> Mike Godwin, Staff Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation
> This tutorial is designed to inform non-lawyers about the Constitutional
> issues that underlie computer-crime and computer civil-liberties cases.
> The tutorial focuses on the First and Fourth Amendments, but includes a
> discussion of the Fifth Amendment and its possible connection to the
> compelled disclosure of cryptographic keys. It also includes a
> discussion of the appropriateness of "original intent" as a method for
> applying the Constitution in the modern era.
> Civil Liberties Implications of Computer Searches & Seizures (1/2 ses.):
> Mike Godwin, Staff Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation
> This tutorial assumes only a very basic knowledge of Constitutional law
> (the prior tutorial provides an adequate background), and outlines how
> searches and seizures of computers may raise issues of First and Fourth
> Amendment rights, as well as of federal statutory protections. It
> includes a discussion of what proper search-and-seizure techniques in
> such cases may be.
> Tuesday 9 March - Afternoon Tutorials
> Practical Data Inferencing: What we THINK we know about you.
> Russell L. Brand, Senior Computer Scientist, Reasoning Systems
> What do your transaction trails reveal about you? Are you a good risk
> to insure? Are you worth kidnapping, auditing or suing? Which products
> should I target at you? Are you a member of one of those groups that I
> would want to harass or discriminate against? This tutorial will be a
> hands-on approach to digging for data and to piecing it back together.
> Time will be divided between malicious personal invasions and sweeping
> searches that seek only profit, followed by a brief discussion about
> improper inferences and their practical impact on innocent files and
> lives. Legal and moral issues will not be addressed.
> Telecommunications Fraud
> Donald P. Delaney, Senior Investigator, New York State Police
> Illegal call sell operations in New York City are estimated to be a
> billion dollar industry. This tutorial will provide an overview of the
> problem, from finger hacking to pay phone enterprises, and will include
> an up-to-date assessment of the computer cracker/hacker/phone phreak
> impact on telephone company customer losses. Also discussed will be
> unlawful access of telephone company switches; unlawful wiretapping and
> monitoring; cards, codes and 950 numbers; New York State law and police
> enforcement; methods of investigation and case studies.
> Private Sector Marketplace and Workplace Privacy
> Ernest A. Kallman, Bentley College, H. Jeff Smith, Georgetown University
> This tutorial will give participants a general overview of privacy
> issues affecting uses of personal information (e.g., medical
> information, financial information, purchase histories) in the
> marketplace as well as privacy concerns in the workplace (e.g., privacy
> of electronic and voice mail, work monitoring). The tutorial will also
> set the boundaries for privacy arguments in the middle and latter 1990s.
> Lance Rose, Attorney and Author "SysLaw"
> The SysLaw tutorial session will explore in depth the freedom and
> privacy issues encountered by computer bulletin boards (BBS), their
> system operators and their users. BBSs are estimated to number over
> 45,000 today (not counting corporate systems), and range from small,
> spare-time hobby systems to systems with thousands of users, grossing
> millions of dollars. BBSs are a grassroots movement with an entry cost
> of $1,000 or less, and the primary vehicles for new forms of electronic
> communities and services. Subjects covered will include: First Amendment
> protection for the BBS as publisher/distributor; data freedom and
> property rights on the BBS; how far can sysops control BBS user
> activities?; and user privacy on BBSs today.
> Note: Tutorial presenters will offer expert opinions and information.
> Some may advocate particular viewpoints and thus may put their own
> "spin" on the issues. Caveat Listener.
> CFP'93 Main Program Sessions:
> Wednesday 10 March
> Electronic Democracy
> Chair - Jim Warren, MicroTimes and Autodesk, Inc.
> The effects of computer and telecommunications technologies on
> democratic processes and institutions are increasing dramatically. This
> session will explore their impacts on political organizing, campaigning,
> access to representatives and agencies, and access to government
> information that is essential for a free press and an informed
> Electronic Voting -- Threats to Democracy
> Chair - Rebecca Mercuri, University of Pennsylvania
> This panel session will invite representatives covering a broad spectrum
> of involvement with the controversial subject of electronic vote
> tallying to address such issues as: Is a secure and reliable electronic
> voting system feasible? What threats to these systems are identifiable?
> Should electronic voting systems be open for thorough examination? Can
> auditability be assured in an anonymous ballot setting? Can voting by
> phone be practical and confidential? Did Congress exempt voting machines
> from the Computer Security Act?
> Censorship and Free Speech on the Networks
> Chair - Barbara Simons, IBM
> As online forums become increasingly pervasive, the notion of "community
> standards" becomes harder to pin down. Networks and BBSs will link--or
> create--diverse, non-geographic communities with differing standards,
> laws, customs and mores. What may be frank discussion in one forum may
> be obscenity or defamation or sexual harassment in another. This session
> will explore the questions of what kinds of freedom-of-speech problems
> face us on the Net and what kinds of legal and social solutions we need.
> Portrait of the Artist on the Net
> Chair - Anna Couey, Arts Wire
> Computer forums and networks make possible both new artforms and new
> ways of remote collaboration and exhibition. The growth of the Net
> creates opportunities for the blossoming of dynamic and interactive
> artforms and of artistic cultures -- provided that networks become
> widely accessible and remain open to artistic expression without
> political interference. This session will examine the potentials and the
> problems of art and artists on the Net.
> Thursday 11 March
> Digital Telephony and Crypto Policy
> Chair - John Podesta, Podesta and Associates
> The increasingly digital nature of telecommunications potentially
> threatens the ability of law enforcement agencies to intercept them when
> legally authorized to do so. In addition, the potential widespread use
> of cryptography may render the ability to intercept a communication
> moot. This session will examine these issues and the proposals that
> have been put before Congress by law enforcement agencies to address
> these perceived problems.
> Health Records and Confidentiality
> Chair - Janlori Goldman, American Civil Liberties Union
> As the new Administration and Congress consider proposals to reform the
> United States health care system, it is imperative that confidentiality
> and security safeguards be put in place to protect personal information.
> Currently, no comprehensive legislation exists on the confidentiality of
> health information. This session will explore the current and potential
> uses of health care information, and proposals to safeguard the
> The Many Faces of Privacy
> Chair - Willis Ware, Rand Corp.
> Privacy at any cost is foolish, unwise and an untenable position, and
> privacy at zero cost is a myth. This two-part session will explore the
> balancing act between the two extremes and the costs and benefits that
> accrue. The first part will present several examples of systems and
> applications in the public and private sectors that stake out a position
> in this continuum. The second part will be a panel discussion
> exploring the issues raised by the examples previously presented.
> The Digital Individual
> Chair - Max Nelson-Kilger, San Jose State University
> We are all represented by personal records in countless databases. As
> these records are accumulated, disseminated and coalesced, each of us is
> shadowed by an ever larger and more detailed data alter-ego, which
> increasingly stands in for us in many situations without our permission
> or even awareness. How does this happen? How does it affect us? How will
> it develop in the future? What can we do? This session will investigate
> these questions.
> Friday 12 March
> Gender Issues in Computing and Telecommunications
> Chair - Judi Clark, Bay Area Women in Telecommunications
> Online environments are largely determined by the viewpoints of their
> users and programmers, still predominantly white men. This panel will
> discuss issues of freedom and privacy that tend to affect women -- such
> as access, identity, harassment, pornography and online behavior -- and
> provide recommendations for gender equity policies to bulletin board
> operators and system administrators.
> The Hand That Wields the Gavel
> Chair - Don Ingraham, Asst. District Attorney, Alameda County, CA
> An inevitable result of the settlement of Cyberspace is the adaptation
> of the law to its particular effects. In this session a panel of
> criminal lawyers addresses the fallout from a hypothetical computer
> virus on the legal responsibilities of system managers and operators.
> The format will be a simulated court hearing. Attendees will act as
> advisory jurors in questioning and in rendering a verdict.
> The Power, Politics, and Promise of Internetworking
> Chair- Jerry Berman, Electronic Frontier Foundation
> This session will explore the development of internetworking
> infrastructures, domestically and worldwide. How will this
> infrastructure and its applications be used by the general public? What
> will the global network look like to the average user from Kansas to
> Kiev? How will politics, technology and legislation influence the
> access to, and cost of, the Net? How can the potential of this powerful
> medium be fully realized?
> International Data Flow
> Chair - George Trubow, John Marshall Law School
> The trans-border flow of information on international computer networks
> has been a concern for governments and the private sector. In addition
> to concerns for privacy and data security, the economic and national
> security implications of this free flow of information among scientists,
> engineers and researchers around the world are also cause for concern.
> This session will assemble a number of speakers to compare the various
> perspectives on the problem
> Some of the Speakers in the CFP'93 Main Program:
> Phillip E. Agre, Dept. of Communication, Univ. of California, San Diego
> Jonathan P. Allen, Dept. of Information & Computer Science,
> University of California, Irvine
> Sheri Alpert, Policy Analyst, author: "Medical Records, Privacy, and
> Health Care Reform"
> William A. Bayse, Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
> William Behnk, Coordinator, Legislative Information System, State of
> Paul Bernstein, Attorney
> Kate Bloch, Hastings College of the Law
> Anita Borg, DEC Network Systems Lab
> Richard Civille, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
> Roger Clarke, Reader in Information Systems, Department of Commerce,
> Australian National University
> Dorothy Denning, Chair, Computer Science Department, Georgetown
> Janet Dixon, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
> Robert Edgar, Simon and Schuster Technology Group
> Kathleen Frawley, American Health Information Management Association
> Emmanuel Gardner, District Manager, Government Affairs, AT&T
> Mike Godwin, Staff Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation
> Joe Green, University of Minnesota
> Sarah Grey, Computer Department, We The People, Brown presidential
> campaign organization (invited)
> Will Hill, Bellcore
> Carl Kadie, Co-editor, Computers and Academic Freedom News newsletter
> Mitch Kapor, Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation
> David Lewis, Deputy Registrar, Department of Motor Vehicles,
> Commonwealth of Massachusetts
> James Love, Director, Taxpayers Assets Project
> Judy Malloy, Associate Editor, Leonardo Electronic News
> Irwin Mann, Mathematician, New York University
> David McCown, Attorney
> Rob Mechaley, Vice President, Technology Development, McCaw Cellular
> Communications, Inc.
> Robert Naegele, Granite Creek Technology Inc., Voting Machine Examiner,
> consultant to NY State
> Barbara Peterson, Staff Attorney, Joint Committee on Information
> Technology Resources, Florida Legislature
> Jack Reed, Chairman, Information Resource Service Company
> Virginia E. Rezmierski, Assistant for Policy Studies to the Vice
> Provost for Information Technology, University of Michigan
> Jack Rickard, Editor, Boardwatch Magazine
> Randy Ross, American Indian Telecommunications
> Roy Saltman, National Institute of Standards and Technology
> Robert Ellis Smith, Publisher, Privacy Journal
> David Sobel, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
> Ross Stapleton, Research Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
> Jacob Sullum, Associate Editor, Reason Magazine
> Greg Tucker, Coordinator, David Syme Faculty of Business,
> Monash University, Australia
> Joan Turek-Brezina, Chair, Health and Human Services Task Force on
> Privacy of Private-Sector Health Records
> Register for the conference by returning the Conference Registration
> Form along with the appropriate payment. The registration fee includes
> conference materials, three luncheons (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday),
> two banquet dinners (Wednesday and Thursday) and evening receptions
> (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). Payment must accompany registration.
> Registration Fees are:
> If mailed by: 7 February 8 March on site
> Conference Fees: $300 $355 $405
> Tutorial Fees: $135 $165 $195
> Conference & Tutorial $435 $520 $600
> Registration is limited to 550 participants, so register early and save!
> By Mail: By Fax:
> (with Check or Credit Card) (with Credit Card only)
> CFP'93 Registration Send Registration Form
> 2210 Sixth Street (510) 845-3946
> Berkeley, CA 94710 Available 24 hours
> By Phone: By E-Mail:
> (with Credit Card only) (with Credit Card only)
> (510) 845-1350 [email protected]
> 10 am to 5 pm Pacific Time
> CFP'93 Scholarships:
> The Third Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP'93) will
> provide a limited number of full registration scholarships for students
> and other interested individuals. These scholarships will cover the full
> costs of registration, including three luncheons, two banquets, and all
> conference materials. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for
> their own lodging and travel expenses. Persons wishing to apply for one
> of these fully-paid registrations should contact CFP'93 Scholarship
> Chair, John McMullen at: [email protected]
> Hotel Accommodations:
> The Third Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy will be held at
> the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel in Burlingame, CA. This
> facility is spacious and comfortable, and is easily accessible from the
> airport and surrounding cities. Because of the intensive nature of the
> conference, we encourage our attendees to secure their lodging at the
> conference facility. Special conference rates of $99/night, single or
> multiple occupancy, are available. Our room block is limited and these
> conference rates are guaranteed only until 9 February 1993, so we urge
> you to make your reservations as early as possible. When calling for
> reservations, please be sure to identify the conference to obtain the
> conference rate. Hotel Reservations: (415) 692-9100 or (800) 228-9290.
> Refund Policy:
> Refund requests received in writing by February 19, 1993 will be
> honored. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied. No refunds will be made
> after this date; however, you may send a substitute in your place.
> Registration Form
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> Mailing Address:______________________________________________________
> City, State, Zip:_____________________________________________________
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> indicate the information you wish to be excluded from the roster:
> __Print only name, affiliation and phone number
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> Registration Fees (please indicate your selections):
> If mailed by: 7 February 8 March on site
> Conference Fees: $300__ $355__ $405__
> Tutorial Fees $135__ $165__ $195__
> Conference & Tutorial $435__ $520__ $600__
> If you have registered for the Tutorials, select one from each group:
> 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
> __Information Use in Private Sector
> __Constitutional Law for Non-lawyers & Civil-liberties
> Implications of Computer Searches and Seizures
> __Access to Government Information
> __Exploring the Internet
> 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
> __Practical Data Inferencing: What we THINK we know about you.
> __Telecommunications Fraud
> __Private Sector Marketplace and Workplace Privacy
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