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Ethan Ackerman is a Washington, DC attorney and the former technology counsel to US Senator Maria Cantwell. He advised the senator on technology policy issues before the Senate Judiciary and, subsequently, Commerce committees, focusing on privacy, telecommunications, intellectual property, cybercrime and information policy issues. His work focused on cybercrime, copyright reform, airline travel privacy, broadcast flag, spam, and datamining legislation, among others. Ethan Ackerman graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was also a Research Associate with the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology.

Linda Ackerman is the staff counsel for Privacy Activism, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group based in San Francisco. Privacy Activism educates consumers about privacy issues that affect them and works to influence policies concerning data mining, RFID, passenger profiling, identification requirements, and surveillance generally. In addition to her work in consumer privacy, Ms. Ackerman is a sole practitioner in immigration law, specializing in asylum. Ms. Ackerman received her undergraduate degree from Mt. Holyoke College. She is a graduate of St. Louis University Law School and has an MA in history from San Francisco State University.

Dr. Alessandro Acquisti is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at CMU; Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Prio to joining CMU Faculty, he researched with the Internet Ecologies group at the Xerox PARC labs in Palo Alto and with the Human-Centered Computing Group at RIACS, NASA Ames Research Center. In 2000 he co-founded PGuardian Technologies, Inc., a provider of Internet privacy services, for which he designed two currently pending patents. He received a Master and a Ph.D. in Information Systems in 2001 and 2003 from UC Berkeley. He received a Master in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1999; and a Master in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics also in 1999. He maintains a web page dedicated to the economics of privacy.

Micah Anderson, Riseup Networks, Indymedia, Debian. Micah is a tech activist working on free software, media activism and corralling servers to create grassroots democratic technology alternatives. For the non-profit Riseup Networks he has architected extensive technical infrastructure providing colocation, secure email, websites and mailing lists to over half a million activists world-wide. Micah was involved in organizing the WTO protests in Seattle, and the participatory media movement known as the Independent Media Center (http://www.indymedia.org). Additionally, he has worked to build popular communications capacity in media centers and social movements in South America, shared free software skills and strategies with civil society tech workers in Africa and Central/Eastern Europe, and is a Debian Developer working on customized Debian distributions geared towards non-profits. Micah has intimate experience with government subpoenas for logfiles, having worked closely with the EFF on multiple occasions to quash Secret Service subpoenas arising from protest activity and is fluent in electronic counter-measures to prevent unlawful sensitive information discovery.

Kevin Bankston, an attorney specializing in free speech and privacy law, is the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Equal Justice Works/Bruce J. Ennis Fellow for 2003-05. His fellowship project focuses on the impact of post-9/11 anti-terrorism laws and surveillance initiatives on online privacy and free expression. Before joining EFF, Kevin was the Justice William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City. At the ACLU, Kevin litigated Internet-related free speech cases, including First Amendment challenges to both the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Edelman v. N2H2, Inc.) and a federal statute regulating Internet speech in public libraries (American Library Association v. U.S.). Kevin received his J.D. in 2001 from the University of Southern California Law Center, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin.

Josh Benaloh is a Cryptogapher in Microsoft Research. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University where his doctoral dissertation "Verifiable Secret-Ballot Elections" focussed on cryptographic means for adding verifiability to voting processes. Before joining Microsoft he served on the faculties of the University of Toronto and Clarkson University. He currently holds an affilliate faculty position with the University of Washington and serves as a director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research.

Brad Berens, Ph.D is the Executive Editor of iMedia Communications, Inc., which is an online trade journal that covers all forms of interactive marketing, including adware and other forms of behavioral marketing. Brad is the head of all content for the company, including its website, daily newsletter, quarterly summits, and other projects. Brad joined iMedia in September of 2004. Prior to that, Brad was the managing editor for all things digital since 2000 at EarthLink, the ISP, where, starting in 2000, he oversaw all content for the Earthlinks main Web site. He also conceptualized, launched and edited eLink, EarthLink’s twice-monthly email newsletter and premiere customer touchpoint with a circulation of 7 million. Brad also worked on many of EarthLink’s pathbreaking privacy-related projects, including its first-to-market pop-up blocker, white-list spam prevention product, and phisher-fighting toolbar. Before EarthLink, Brad worked at an ambitious, cutting-edge, but (you guessed it) ultimately failed dotcom called Lineup Technologies, having exited the entertainment industry to follow the siren’s call of the Internet. Before that, Brad was a Shakespearean scholar and award-winning teacher at UC Berkeley, where he earned his doctorate. He did his Bachelor’s at Brown University.

Alan Borning is a professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, and adjunct professor in the Information School. His current research interests are in human-computer interaction, particularly as applied to land use, transportation, and environmental modeling, and in integrating considerations of human values with computer system design.

danah boyd is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California, Berkeley and an ethnographic engineer at Google. She studies how people negotiate a presentation of self in mediated social contexts to unknown audiences using ethnographic methods and is particularly interested in how youth develop a culturally situated understanding of self and the role of technology in this process. Prior to Berkeley, danah received a Master’s in Sociable Media from the MIT Media Lab and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Brown University. danah blogs extensively at Apophenia and Many-to-Many.

David Brin is a scientist and best-selling author whose future-oriented novels include Earth and Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and Uplift War. (The Postman inspired a major film in 1998.) Brin is also known as a leading commentator on modern technological trends. Brin's 1998 non-fiction book -- The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? -- deals with a wide range of threats and opportunities facing our wired society during the information age. His chief argument, that openness is more effective than secrecy at fostering freedom, sparked controversy and garnered the prestigious Freedom of Speech Prize from the American Library Association. David Brin's papers in scientific journals cover an eclectic range of topics from astronautics, astronomy, and optics to alternative dispute resolution and the role of neoteny in human evolution. His Ph.D in Space Physics from the University of California at San Diego followed a masters in optics and an undergraduate degree in astrophysics from Caltech. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Space Institute and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Alex Cameron is a Canadian attorney, an Associate at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and a researcher on the On the Identity Trail project at the University of Ottawa. Alex has studied and practiced intellectual property and privacy law for a number of years. He regularly publishes papers and delivers presentations in many of his areas of work. Alex's current research, writing and advocacy relate to the Canadian government's proposal to revise Canada's Copyright Act to implement the WIPO Internet treaties. Alex has been very active in CIPPIC's efforts in connection with copyright revision in Canada. He focuses his work in the areas of privacy, digital rights management, photography and Internet service providers. Alex has testified before parliamentary committees and acted as counsel in landmark privacy and intellectual property cases, including Eastmond v. Canadian Pacific Railway and Law Society of British Columbia v. Canada Domain Name Exchange Corporation. Most recently, Alex acted as co-counsel for CIPPIC in BMG Canada Inc. v. John Doe - Canada's first case regarding P2P file-sharing, privacy, ISPs and copyright. He continues in that capacity for CIPPIC in the recording industry's upcoming appeal of the decision.

Lillie Coney is Associate Director with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Her issue areas include, but are not limited to; nanotechnology, surveillance, civil rights and privacy, census, voter privacy and electronic voting. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. Today EPIC is one of the most widely cited Internet policy organizations in the world. Ms. Coney also serves as Coordinator of the recently established National Committee on Voting Integrity (NCVI). NCVI was created in 2003 in response to growing concerns about the reliability of electronic voting systems. Ms. Coney was the former Public Policy Coordinator for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Prior to that, Ms. Coney served as special assistant to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) on a wide range of issues ranging from energy and information technology policy, election reform, to education policy. She has over 20 years of experience working with a wide range of civil rights and grassroots organizations on issues relating to voting and civil rights.

Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor is an Associate Research Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a faculty member in the Institute for Software Research, International and in the Engineering and Public Policy department. She is director of the CMU Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS). She came to CMU in December 2003 after seven years at AT&T Labs-Research.

Kenneth Neil Cukier covers technology and policy for The Economist in London. Previously, Mr. Cukier was the technology editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong; before that he was the European Editor of Red Herring in London and worked at The International Herald Tribune in Paris. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Financial Times, among others. He has served as a commentator on technology matters for CBS, CNN, NPR and the BBC and others. Additionally, Mr. Cukier serves on the board of advisors to the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

Matt Curtin is the Founder of Interhack Corporation and a Lecturer at Ohio State University. At Interhack Corporation, Matt is responsible for the technical leadership of Interhack’s research, development, and consulting efforts. His present focus is to understand how complex systems interact “in the large” and how that affects security, privacy, and reliability. Findings of this work have been widely covered in major news media around the world. A frequent lecturer and author, Matt also tries to help developers understand how they can avoid the mistakes that undermine the trustworthiness of the systems on which we depend. His team at Interhack helps system managers and information technology directors make their systems trustworthy. His book, Developing Trust: Online Privacy and Security discusses trustworthiness in computing in depth. Matt holds the CISSP and NSA’s INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM) certifications.

Alan Davidson, Associate Director, Center for Democracy and Technology. Alan Davidson is Associate Director and Staff Counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a Washington D.C. non-profit group working to promote civil liberties and human rights online. Alan leads CDT's Internet free expression project and digital copyright project, and has testified before Congress, written, and spoken widely on privacy, free speech, encryption, and copyright online. He is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and last year was a Visiting Scholar at MIT's Program on Science, Technology, and Society. He has an SB and SM from MIT, and a JD from Yale Law School. Alan is a co-author of CDT's forthcoming paper, "Location Tracking: The Future of Surveillance."

Roger Dingledine is a security and privacy researcher. While at MIT he developed Free Haven, one of the early peer-to-peer systems that emphasized resource management while retaining anonymity for its users. Currently he consults for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the US Navy to design and develop systems for anonymity and traffic analysis resistance. Recent work includes anonymous publishing and communication systems, traffic analysis resistance, censorship resistance, attack resistance for decentralized networks, and reputation.

Pam Dixon is the founder and Executive Director of the World Privacy Forum, a public interest research group that focuses on privacy and technology issues. An author and a researcher, she was formerly a research fellow with the Privacy Foundation at Denver University’s Sturm School of Law. There she researched and wrote about workplace and technology-related privacy issues in a series of ground breaking reports. She was the principal investigator and author of the first -ever study of online job site privacy, and was the principle investigator and author for the first sector-wide study of job applicant privacy, a report a year in its research. She has also written extensively about technology both as a book author and as a former new media columnist at the San Diego Union Tribune. Ms. Dixon has written seven books, including the first book to ever be published about the Internet and job candidates, a book for Random House / Times Books which went on to be a finalist for the Computer Press Awards. Her book on distance education is a classic and is used in college classrooms today.

Esther Dyson is editor at large at CNET Networks, where she is responsible for its monthly newsletter, Release 1.0, and its PC Forum, the high-tech market's leading annual executive conference. As editor at large, she also contributes insight and content to CNET Networks' other properties. She sold her business, EDventure Holdings, to CNET Networks in early 2004. Previously, she had co-owned EDventure and written/edited Release 1.0 since 1983. At Release 1.0 and in her private investment activities, Dyson focuses on emerging technologies, emerging companies and emerging markets. Among the topics she has covered for Release 1.0 recently are social software and social networks, registries of people and things, the Internet, the transformation of e-mail to "Meta-mail," identity management, and the use of "consumer" Internet services such as Yahoo! eBay and Google by small businesses. By 1994, she had already explored the impact of the Net on intellectual property (among other things, why many software products are now turning into online services). In 1997, she wrote a book on the impact of the Net on individuals' lives, "Release 2.0: A design for living in the digital age." It includes a number of chapters about today's hot topics such as security, privacy, anonymity and intellectual property. Dyson is also an active player in discussions and policy-making concerning the Internet and society. From 1998 to 2000, she was founding chairman of ICANN (the organization responsible for overseeing the Domain Name System). A variety of government officials worldwide turn to her for advice on Internet policy issues. In addition, she donates time and money as a trustee to emerging organizations (Bridges.org, the National Endowment for Democracy and the Eurasia Foundation). For several years in the '90s she was chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. After graduating from Harvard in economics, Dyson began her serious career in 1974 as a fact-checker for Forbes and quickly rose to reporter. In 1977 she joined New Court Securities as "the research department," following Federal Express and other start-ups. After a stint at Oppenheimer covering software companies, she moved to Rosen Research and in 1983 bought the company from her employer Ben Rosen, renaming it EDventure Holdings. The daughter of an English physicist and a Swiss mathematician, Dyson started traveling in Eastern Europe in 1989 and eventually helped to fill the small but vital vacuum at the intersection of Eastern Europe, high-tech and venture capital, even as she remains active in the US and Western Europe.

Rikke Frank Jørgensen is Senior Advisor to the Danish Institute for Human Rights and advisor to the Danish Delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society and co-coordinator of civil society’s human rights caucus. Rikke has previously worked as an adviser in the Danish Ministry of Research and Information Technology from 1995 to 2000, dealing with the social impacts of information technology. In 2000 she co-founded the Danish NGO Digital Rights, and acted as chairperson from 2000 to 2003. She was also involved in the founding of European Digital Rights (EDRI) in 2002, and is currently on the board of EDRI. Rikke holds a Master in Information Science and a European Master in Human Rights and Democratization, specializing in Internet and freedom of expression.

D. Reed Freeman, Jr., is Claria’s Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s compliance with Federal Trade Commission, state, and international regulatory requirements, and for working with key industry leaders, regulators, and legislators to develop a regulatory regime that fosters the responsible growth of the new and promising adware industry. Prior to joining Claria, Reed was a partner at Collier Shannon Scott, a Washington, DC based law firm, where he practiced online privacy and advertising law. He is an author of the CCH Advertising Law Guide (a treatise on advertising law), and an adjunct professor of advertising and privacy law at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. Reed received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Susan Freiwald is a law professor at the University of San Francisco and received her B.A. (1987) magna cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. (1991) magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was Books and Commentaries editor of the Harvard Law Review. She clerked for Judge Amalya L. Kearse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She worked as a software developer prior to law school and was in private law practice in New York City before teaching. From 1994 to 1997 she was an Assistant Professor in the Legal Studies Department of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Freiwald teaches Contracts, Cyberspace Law, and Information & Privacy.

Mr. Robert Gellman is a privacy and information policy consultant in Washington, D.C., specializing in health confidentiality policy, privacy and data protection, and Internet privacy. Robert Gellman served for 17 years as chief counsel to the Subcommittee on Government Information in the House of Representatives. His responsibilities on the Subcommittee included privacy, freedom of information, and health record privacy issues. Robert Gellman served as a member of the Department of Health and Human Service’s National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics from 1996-2000. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School. Robert Gellman is also the author of the often-cited study on Privacy, Consumers, and Costs.

Albert Gidari, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP. Al Gidari is the first "entrepreneur in residence" at Perkins Coie LLP, a national law firm. He advises emerging companies on e-commerce strategy, financing, and tactics to accelerate to market. Prior to joining Perkins Coie as a partner and entrepreneur, he created and directed G-Savvy.com, a high-tech consulting firm that advised emerging e-commerce companies on financing, strategic agreements and partnerships, intellectual property protection, policy and public relations. Before starting G-Savvy.com, Gidari was Chief Executive Officer of a proposed all-Internet bank, CEO of a financial services company and a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, where he chaired the Internet Law and Electronic Commerce practice group. Gidari is a nationally-recognized telecommunications expert in wireless technologies.

Beth Givens is founder and director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, established in 1992. She has developed the Fact Sheet series as author and/or editor. She authored the encyclopedia entries on identity theft for World Book Encyclopedia (2004) and Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2002). She is author of The Privacy Rights Handbook: How to Take Control of Your Personal Information (Avon, 1997) and is co-author of Privacy Piracy: A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft (1999). Givens represents the interests of consumers in public policy proceedings at the state and federal levels (California Legislature, U.S. Congress, and federal and state regulatory agencies). Her contributions to legislative hearings, regulatory workshops, and public policy conferences are found in the Speeches & Testimony section of the web site. Givens has participated in numerous task forces and commissions including: California Office of Privacy Protection Advisory Committee, California Secretary of State Voter Privacy Task Force, TRUSTe Wireless Advisory Committee, U.S. Decennial Census Advisory Committee, Justice Management Institute Advisory Committee on Electronic Access to Court Records, California Task Force on Criminal Records Identity Theft, California Legislature’s Joint Task Force on Personal Information and Privacy; and the California Judicial Council’s Subcommittee on Privacy and Access. She is often interviewed by the media on consumer privacy issues. Prior to her work as a consumer advocate, she was a librarian specializing in library network development and resource sharing.

Ken Goldberg is an artist and professor of engineering at UC Berkeley. His work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Ars Electronica (Linz Austria), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Venice Biennale, Pompidou Center (Paris), ICC Biennale (Tokyo), Kwangju Biennale (Seoul), Artists Space, The Kitchen, and the Whitney Biennial. He has also held visiting positions at MIT Media Lab, Art Center College of Design, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Goldberg is Founding Director of UC Berkeley's popular Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, now in its eighth year. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. His primary research area is geometric algorithms for automation. He has presented over 150 invited lectures and published over 100 research papers. He is editor of The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet (MIT Press, 2000). Goldberg was awarded the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994, the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995, the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, the IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award in 2001 and named IEEE Fellow in 2005. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain, and daughter Odessa. For more information: http://www.ken.goldberg.net

Dr. Ian Goldberg is Chief Scientist at Zero-Knowledge Systems, Inc., which in 1999 produced the Freedom Network, a privacy-protecting technology for using the Internet. He is known for exposing flaws with the Wired Equivalent Privacy technology in 802.11 Wi-fi networks, the privacy and security technologies in GSM cell phones, and Netscape's SSL implementation. Recently, he has been promoting Off-the-Record Messaging, a system for enabling private conversations over Instant Messaging. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a founding member of the Internet Security, Authentication, Applications, and Cryptography (ISAAC) research group. His research interests include privacy, anonymity, security, cryptography, and digital cash.

Andrew Good of the law firm Good & Cormier has been actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases in the federal and state courts for over thirty years. His experience in cybercrime cases include his obtaining the dismissal of charges in United States v. Councilman and as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Steve Jackson Games et al. v. United States Secret Service et al. (successful action for damages arising from illegal seizure of computers, including electronic mail stored on bulletin board systems). Mr. Good’s firm served as counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation during the early years of the Foundation’s life. Mr. Good is a founding member and current president of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as the current co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Committee. Mr. Good began his legal career as a law clerk in the Supreme Court of New Hampshire in 1972 after graduating from Boston University School of Law.

Jennifer Stisa Granick joined Stanford Law School in January 2001, as Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). She teaches, speaks and writes on the full spectrum of Internet law issues including computer crime and security, national security, constitutional rights, and electronic surveillance, areas in which her expertise is recognized nationally. Granick came to Stanford after almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California, with a focus on hacker defense and other computer law representations at the trial and appellate level in state and federal court. At Stanford, she currently teaches the Cyberlaw Clinic, one of the nation’s few law and technology litigation clinics. She was selected by Information Security magazine in 2003 as one of 20 “Women of Vision” in the computer security field. She earned her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her undergraduate degree from the New College of the University of South Florida.

Robin D. Gross is founder and Executive Directive of IP Justice an international civil liberties organization that promotes balanced intellectual property law and protects freedom of expression. An attorney, Ms. Gross advises policy makers throughout the world on the impact of intellectual property rules before national legislatures and in international treaties and trade agreements. Ms. Gross lectures at international seminars, law schools and universities on cyberspace legal issues including digital copyright, fair use, and Peer-2-Peer (P2P) file-sharing. Ms. Gross serves as a member of the High Technology Legal Advisory Board for Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Gross is also on the Advisory Board of FreeMuse, an independent international organization based in Copenhagen that advocates freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide. In July 2004 Managing Intellectual Property Magazine named Ms. Gross as one of "2004's Top 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property in the World."† She was called to testify before the US Copyright Office during the 2003 and 2000 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Rulemaking Hearings. Before founding IP Justice in 2002, Ms. Gross was the first Staff Attorney for Intellectual Property with cyber-liberties organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation where she began the group's campaign in intellectual property litigation in 1999.

Emily Hancock is an attorney in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she is a member of the E-Commerce and Technology groups. Ms. Hancock's practice focuses on e-commerce, data privacy and security regulatory matters, national security matters related to high-tech transactions, and law enforcement surveillance requests and requests for information under the USA PATRIOT Act. Ms. Hancock advises clients on regulatory issues and policy matters arising in numerous countries concerning telecommunications and computer technologies, including voice and video over internet protocol services. As part of her practice, Ms. Hancock counsels large ISPs and telecommunications equipment manufacturers on compliance and policy matters relating to law enforcement requests for access to voice and internet communications and compliance with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).

Dr. Il-Horn Hann is an Assistant Professor at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He received a Ph.D. in Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 2000, and a Diploma in Computer Science and Business Administration at the Technical University in Darmstadt in 1994. Prior to USC, he worked as an Assistant Professor at GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University. He has published several articles on the economics of information technology, and has completed theoretical and empirical studies on the economics of privacy - focusing on topics such as spam, the economic impact of direct marketing, and users’ revealed preferences between privacy and alternative benefits (such as personalization or monetary rewards).

Paul Harding is the Director of Education for the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. He provides direction for the Urban League's (ULMS) after-school program, which creates opportunities for elementary age children to attend and receive specialized assistance through Individual Tutor Plans. A component of this program is the 1000 Hours of Reading Promise, which offers selective computer program lessons, along with art and humanities courses. Mr. Harding also teaches Creative Writing & Literature, and is a Freelance writer & Poet. He sits on the Earshot Jazz Board, Entheos Press, Anthologies & Magazines, and authored "Excerpts of Lamentation & Evidence of Startlite" Aurius Ultd. (1993).

Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, CATO Institute. As director of information policy studies, Jim Harper speaks, writes, and advocates on issues at the intersection of business, technology, and public policy. His work focuses on the difficult problems of adapting law and policy to the unique problems of the information age. Jim is also the editor of Privacilla.org, a Web-based think-tank devoted exclusively to privacy. He is a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. In addition to giving dozens of speeches and participating in panel discussions and debates nationwide, Jim's work has been quoted and cited by USA Today, the Associated Press, and Reuters, to name a few. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and on television, commenting for Fox News, CBS News, and MSNBC. Jim is a native of California and a member of the California bar. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he focused on American politics and the federal courts. At Hastings College of the Law, Jim served as editor-in-chief of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. In addition to numerous writings and ghost-writings in the trades and popular press, his scholarly articles have appeared in the Administrative Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Edward Hasbrouck is the author of the Practical Nomad series of travel how-to and advice books, staff "travel guru" at Internet travel agency Airtreks.com, and a leading travel expert, journalist, and consumer and privacy advocate for travellers. Edward has written extensively as an industry insider on personal information practices, information technology, and privacy threats in the travel industry. He won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for investigative reporting from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation for reporting on travel privacy issues on his Web site; has contributed articles on travel and privacy to Privacy Journal; was the principal author of the new chapter on travel privacy in Privacy International's "Privacy and Human Rights 2004" yearbook; and has has been consulted on travel privacy issues by both U.S. Congressional and European Parliamentary staff.

Prof. Benjamin Hermalin is a Willis H. Booth Professor of Banking and Finance, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and a Professor of Economics at the Economics Department at UC Berkeley. He is also a former Dean of the Haas School of Business. Prof. Hermalin received an AB summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. His current research focuses on corporate governance, contract theory, and competitive strategy. His editorial positions include the boards of the American Economic Review and of the Journal of Economic Literature. He was also the founding co-editor of the B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy. Prof. Hermalin has also taught and researched at Cornell University, MIT, and Yale University.

Marcia Hofmann is Staff Counsel and Director of the Open Government Project Electronic Privacy Information Center. Marcia's work at EPIC focuses on government transparency and individual privacy issues such as air travel privacy, the USA PATRIOT Act, privacy of census information, wiretapping and electronic surveillance, secret law, government data mining projects, and law enforcement access to personal information. As director of the Open Government Project, Marcia coordinates EPIC's aggressive efforts to learn about emerging policies in the post-9/11 environment and serves as lead counsel in several of EPIC's current Freedom of Information Act cases. Marcia helps to write EPIC's "friend of the court" briefs in cases before various state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court. She files comments with federal regulatory agencies on topics such as Secure Flight, US-VISIT, and Registered Traveler. She also coordinates the Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program. Marcia is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the District Court for the District of Columbia.

Chris Hoofnagle, Associate Director of EPIC, focuses on the privacy implications of commercial collection of personal information. He has testified before Congress on privacy and Social Security Numbers, identity theft, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and before the Judicial Conference of the U.S. on public records and privacy. Chris’ recent work has focused on credit reporting, financial services privacy, gender and privacy, commercial profiling and telemarketing, the Attorney General’s Guidelines, law enforcement and intelligence access to personal information, and the privacy implications of emerging technologies. He participated in the Amy Boyer case, where the New Hampshire Supreme Court held that information brokers and private investigators could be liable for the harms caused by selling personal information. His writings on the First Amendment and privacy have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Knight Ridder News Service, and in law journals at Notre Dame Law School and the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Washington, DC and Maryland Bars.

Gus Hosein is a Senior Fellow at Privacy International, a London-based human rights group. At PI, he runs the Terrorism and the Open Society Programme, and co-ordinates the Policy Laundering Project. He is a also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, and an advisor to the American Civil Liberties Union program on Technology and Liberty.

Ron Huberman is the Executive Director for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) on April 7th, 2004. The City of Chicago, Office of Emergency Management and Communications is charged with protecting life and property by managing the public safety communications system and coordinating major emergency response.

Dr. David Jefferson has been conducting research at the intersection of computers, the Internet, and public elections for over a decade. He is Chair of the California Secretary of State's Technical Advisory Board, which provides technical advice on the security, privacy, and reliability of voting systems, and also serves on the Voting Systems and Procedures Panel, which makes certification recommendations to the Secretary of State. In the spring of 2003 he was a member of the California Secretary of State's Task Force on Touchscreen Voting, whose report eventually led to the requirement for a voter-verified paper trail in California. In early 2004 he was coauthor with Avi Rubin, Barbara Simons and David Wagner of A Security Analysis of the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE), a strong critique of the Internet voting system proposed by the Department of Defense, which led to cancellation of the $22 million SERVE program. He has been frequently quoted on election security issues in the national and California press, including an interview on the CBS TV program 60 Minutes. Between 1999 and 2001 he served as chair of the technical committee of the California Secretary of State's Task Force on Internet Voting, whose report was the first major study of the subject ever published. He went on to serve that year on the National Science Foundation-Internet Policy Institute panel on Internet voting, and testified to the National Commission on Federal Election Reform organized by presidents Carter and Ford. He has also consulted with numerous agencies and states on the subject of voting security, including the FEC and the Department of Defense. Since 1995 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit, nonpartisan California Voter Foundation. In his day job Dr. Jefferson is a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he does research in supercomputing and scalable parallel simulation.

Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law, and Technology Prior to his appointment to the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in 2000, Ian Kerr held a joint appointment in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Information & Media Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. His devotion to teaching has earned six awards and citations, including the Bank of Nova Scotia Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Western Ontarioís Faculty of Graduate Studiesí Award of Teaching Excellence, and the University of Ottawaís AEECLSS Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Kerr currently teaches a graduate seminar in the LLM concentration in law and technology(Technoprudence: Legal Theory in an Information Age), as well as a unique seminar offered each year during the month of January in Puerto Rico that brings students from very different legal traditions together to exchange culture, values, and ideas and to unite in the study of technology law issues of global importance (TechnoRico). Professor Kerr also teaches in the areas of moral philosophy and applied ethics, internet and ecommerce law, contract law and legal theory. In 2001, Professor Kerr was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law andTechnology. He has published writings in academic books and journals on ethical and legal aspects of digital copyright, automated electronic commerce, artificial intelligence, cybercrime, nanotechnology, internet regulation, ISP and intermediary liability, online defamation, pre-natal injuries and unwanted pregnancies. His current program of research includes two large projects: (i) On the Identity Trail, supported by one of the largest ever grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, focusing on the impact of information and authentication technologies on our identity and our right to be anonymous; and (ii) An Examination of Digital Copyright, supported by a large private sector grant from Bell Canada and the Ontario Research Network in Electronic Commerce, focusing on various aspects of the current effort to reform Canadian copyright legislation, including the implications of such reform on fundamental Canadian values including privacy and freedom of expression. Dr. Kerr is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Academic Coordinating Committee of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, the Centre for Ethics and Values, the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Uniform Law Commission of Canadaís Special Working Group on Electronic Commerce. He is an associate editor of Kluwerís Electronic Commerce Research Journal, a guest editor for Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments (MIT Press), and sits as a member on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and on the Advisory Board of Butterworthsí Canadian Internet and E-Commerce Law Newsletter. He is also co-author of Managing the Law (Prentice Hall), a business law text used by thousands ofstudents each year at universities across Canada.

Orin S. Kerr is an Associate Professor at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and computer crime law. From 1998 to 2001, Kerr was an Honors Program trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice. During his time at CCIPS, Kerr authored the 2001 edition of the DOJ Manual on Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations. He was also a special assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Kerr received his undergraduate degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He then earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Professor Kerr is a former law clerk for two federal judges: Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court. Professor Kerr’s recent legal scholarship has covered topics such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Patriot Act, and the application of the Fourth Amendment to computer search and seizure. Copies of his recent articles are available for download.

Doug Klunder is the Privacy Project Director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. His original training is in Computer Science, with a B.S. from MIT. He spent† over 10 years in software development at Microsoft, where he was the lead developer for the first versions of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Money. More recently, he received a J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was the 2002 Honor Graduate. He combines his technology and legal backgrounds in work on privacy issues for the ACLU. He concentrates on informational privacy (e.g., public records, data mining, medical privacy) and technological threats to privacy (e.g., biometrics and surveillance). Work includes legislative analysis and advocacy, litigation and other legal advocacy, and public education.

Cedric Laurant is Policy Counsel and Director of the International Privacy Project with the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He concentrates on international privacy issues and comparative policy and legal aspects of European and US privacy regimes. Cedric’s work has focused on the profiling of air travelers, video surveillance, radio frequency identification technologies, nanotechnologies, the negotiation of the APEC Privacy Framework, governmental electronic surveillance and transborder data flows in the European Union and the United States, European telecommunications and privacy laws, and the Council of Europe Cyber-crime Convention. He has testified before Congress on radio frequency identification technologies. He is the editor of Privacy and Human Rights 2003 and 2004, EPIC’s international survey of privacy laws and developments in the world. He also coordinates EPIC’s actions within two international coalitions: the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) and the Global Internet Liberty Campaign (GILC). Prior to his arrival at EPIC, Cedric worked with the Center for Democracy and Technology (1999) and Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman (2000). He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association and the Community Service Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Cedric holds a licence en droit (J.D.) from the University of Louvain (Belgium), a Master of Laws from Columbia University School of Law (New York), a European Master of Arts in Science, Technology and Society (London), and a Diploma in Print and Broadcast Journalism (Brussels). He is a native French speaker, fluent in English, and proficient in Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese.

Ronald Lee’s practice focuses on national security and technology law and policy. He advises and represents clients on security, privacy, critical infrastructure protection, computer crime, intellectual property, and other information technology issues, including the legislative, regulatory and public policy issues raised by those technologies. He also represents clients in matters relating to export controls, economic sanctions, and the counterterrorism and other national security programs and agencies of the United States Government. He was formerly Associate Deputy Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as Director of the Executive Office of National Security. His responsibilities included terrorism preparedness, foreign intelligence, and other national security matters, transnational issues, and the critical infrastructure protection initiatives of the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Lee served as General Counsel of the National Security Agency. In 1996, he was Chief of Staff of the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to serving in the U.S. Government, Mr. Lee concentrated on litigation, international, and regulatory matters in the firm’s Washington and Los Angeles offices. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter in 1987, Mr. Lee clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States and for Judge Abner J. Mikva of the United States Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Lee was educated at Princeton University (A.B. with highest honors), Oxford University (M.Phil. International Relations, Rhodes Scholar), and Yale Law School (J.D., Article & Book Review Editor, Yale Law Journal).

Lewis Maltby is the President of the National Workrights Institute and a nationally recognized expert and prolific writer on human rights in the workplace. He founded the National Workplace Rights Office of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1988. In 2000, he created the National Workrights Institute to fight for human rights on the job.

Nick Mathewson is a researcher in security, privacy, and anonymity. He has been a core designer and developer on Tor since 2003, and is currently sponsored by the EFF to improve and expand the Tor software and network. He is also one of the main designers and the main developer on Type III (a.k.a. Mixminion), the protocol that will replace the one currently used by the Mixmaster anonymous remailer. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

Meryem Marzouki is a Senior Researcher for the French National Public Research Center (CNRS) and currently with Computer Science Laboratory of Paris 6 (LIP6). Dealing with relationships between ICTs, public policies and the public space, she is leading two pluridisciplinary projects on Internet governance and the transformations of the rule of law and on communication usages in a mobile campus. She is co-chairing an academic working group on governance, regulations and powers on the Internet. Meryem Marzouki is the author of numerous publications and talks on Internet governance, human rights and democracy, as part of both her scientific and NGO activities (IRIS president in France and EDRi member in Europe). She is co-chairing the WSIS Civil Society Human Rights Caucus.

John Mayer is Executive Director for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). He has been working in computer-mediated legal education for over 17 years. CALI is a nonprofit consortium of nearly all law schools in the U.S. that does applies research and development in the creation, design and delivery of legal education to students and the public.

Pedro Mendizábal Founder and President of CPSR-Perú the Peruvian chapter of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. Attorney based in Lima, he studied in the Law School of the Catholic University of Peru, where he also studied philosophy, in the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences. Legal advisor in contracts, commercial, finance and banking law. Consultant of Privaterra, he has lead workshops, projects and wrote reports on privacy and secure communications for human rights NGOs and research journalists in Lima and Trujillo. He is also member of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.

John B. Morris, Jr. is the Director of CDT's "Internet Standards, Technology and Policy Project." Prior to joining CDT in April 2001, Mr. Morris was a partner in the law firm of Jenner & Block, where he litigated groundbreaking cases in Internet and First Amendment law. He was a lead counsel in the ACLU v. Reno/American Library Association v. U.S. Dep't of Justice case, in which the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the Communications Decency Act of 1996 and extended to speech on the Internet the highest level of constitutional protection.

Frank Moss is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State. He is responsible for overall management of passports for more than 7 million Americans each year. Between 1998 and 2003 he served as the Executive Director of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State and earlier, as a Senior Advisor for Border Security. Mr. Moss served from 1987-1994 in the Office of the Coordinator for Counter-terrorism. Before that, he was the Refugee Coordinator at the US Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan from 1985-87. From 1982-85 he served with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) mainly in Islamabad, Pakistan. He joined the Department of State in 1975. (Remarks of Frank Moss for CFP: All Files as .zip, Or as individual files: { 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 })

Deirdre K. Mulligan is the Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley and an Acting Clinical Professor of Law. Before joining Boalt, she was staff counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, DC. Through the Clinic, Mulligan and her students foster the public’s interest in new computer and communication technology engaging in client advocacy and interdisciplinary research, and participating in the development of technical standards and protocols. Through its work, the Clinic has advanced and protected the public’s interest in free expression, individual privacy, balanced intellectual property rules, and secure, reliable, open communication networks. Mulligan writes about the risks and opportunities technology presents to privacy, free expression, and access and use of information goods. Recent privacy publications include, “Storing Our Lives Online: Expanded Email Storage Raises Complex Policy Issues,” with Ari Schwartz and Indrani Mondal, forthcoming 2005, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society; and, “Reasonable Expectations in Electronic Communications: A Critical Perspective on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act,” 72 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1557 (2004). Mulligan was a member of: the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Authentication Technology and Its Privacy Implications; the Federal Trade Commission’s Federal Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security; the National Task Force on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information; and was a Vice-Chair of the California Bipartisan Commission on Internet Political Practices. She is currently a member of the California Office of Privacy Protection’s Advisory Council and a Co-Chair of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. She serves on the board of the California Voter Foundation and on the advisory board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She Chaired the Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference in 2004.

Avi Naider is the co-founder and current President of WhenU.com, a maker of privacy-protective desktop software that delivers contextually relevant advertising to millions of consumers on behalf of hundreds of the country’s top branded advertisers. The company’s unique client-based solution effectively targets advertising based on consumer online behavior, without tracking or profiling individual consumers in any way – even anonymously. WhenU’s products include contextual and behavioral targeting through adware, toolbars, deskbars and integrated contextual engines. Aviis known as an industry advocate and evangelist for software-based desktop advertising, and has been very active in securing anti-spyware legislation at the Federal level. Previously, Avi worked at AEA Investors Inc., a private equity fund whose participants are current and former Fortune 100 CEOs. At AEA, he led several acquisitions and advised management of portfolio companies in the consumer goods industry, such as mapmaker Rand McNally. Before his tenure at AEA, Avi was a strategy consultant in the New York office of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he advised Fortune 500 clients in the retail, consumer packaged goods, information technology and healthcare industries. Avi graduated from Princeton University, with a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Dr. C. Andrew Neff, currently Chief Scientist for VoteHere, Inc., has achieved international recognition as a cryptographer and theoretical mathematician. During his career, he has solved several high profile mathematical problems, and developed cryptographic protocols that enable fully public, end-to-end election audits to be performed while simultaneously preserving ballot secrecy for all voters. Prior to joining VoteHere in 1999, Dr. Neff was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He left IBM to work for Stratasys, a company developing a "3D printing" machine for direct forming of solid parts from electronic data. Dr. Neff received his BS and MS from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in theoretical mathematics from Princeton University.

Denise Nicholson is the Copyright Services Librarian at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a member of the Library Association of South Africa (LIASA) and the Special Libraries Interest Group (SLIS). She is a member of the South African Vice-Chancellorsí Association (SAUVCA)ís Intellectual Property Committee. She is also a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)ís Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters (CLM), and its Advisory Board. She is involved in various local, regional and international copyright projects, all addressing issues affecting access to information in developing countries. She is a member of the IP Virtual Group of the Canadian-based Commonwealth of Learning. She was recently nominated as the South African representative for the Electronic Information for Libraries Network (eIFL-Net)ís IP project for developing countries. She represents SAUVCA on the Steering Committee of the ìAccess to Learning Materials in Southern Africa Projectî, co-ordinated by the Consumer Institute of South Africa. She is very involved in copyright issues affecting the educational sector in South Africa. She is Co-Leader of the Copyright Task Group for the IT-Public Knowledge Centre Project (an initiative between the IT industry, Government and the educational sector). She provides copyright assistance to various organizations and/projects, e.g. the Digitization of African Theses and Dissertations Project (DATAD), the FOTIM Disability Workgroup, the Digital Imaging of South Africa Project (DISA), the South African Site Licensing Initiative (SASLI) and the Wits Link Centre, which works together with Creative Commons (South Africa). She provides an online copyright awareness service to over 700 people in Southern Africa and abroad. In 1998 and 2000, Denise was Convenor of two Copyright Task Teams representing the tertiary sector, which challenged proposed amendments to the Copyright legislation in South Africa. These proposed amendments were very restrictive to education and libraries. As a result of strong lobbying on the part of the Task Teams, with support from the educational and library sectors and some Government Departments, the Dept. of Trade and Industry subsequently withdrew these controversial proposals. For her efforts, she was awarded the Academic Librarian of the Year for 2001, by the Library Association of South Africa (LIASA) and won a trip overseas. She continues to call for more liberal copyright laws in South Africa. In 2004, she initiated talks with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) which consists of 14 developing countries, to start a process of copyright harmonization in the region. At a copyright workshop at the Standing Conference for Central, Eastern and Southern African Library Associations (SCECSAL) in July 2004, she also recommended a process of harmonization and the establishment of an African IP Forum. Her recommendations were supported by delegates and the President of IFLA, Kay Raseroka. As a result, Denise is involved in organizing a conference in late November 2005 in Uganda to establish an African IP Forum. Support for this initiative has been received from a number of international organizations, including the Commonwealth of Learning, the Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL-Net), the Association of African Universities, the African Virtual University, IFLA/Africa Section, etc. The Open Society Institute and Rockefeller Foundation have also expressed interest in the project. Denise has given many copyright presentations locally, regionally and abroad, e.g. at the UK Commission on IP Rights (2002); IFLA Conferences in Glasgow and Berlin (2002 and 2003) and the World Forum on Communication Rights on Communication Rights at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva in 2003.

Ville Oksanen is a lawyer who lives in Helsinki, Finland. He is currently the chairman of Electronic Frontier Finland, which he co-founded in 2001. He's also co-chairing European Digital Right's IP working group. Oksanen used to be active in politics and he was working in the parliamentary group of the Coalition party as an aide for the chairman of the group in 1999-2000. At that time he was already specialized in cyber rights questions e.g. he pushed the European conservative youth organizations to oppose laws, which threatened freedom in Internet (Wassenaar agreement, software patents). After getting disillusioned with the party politics he finished his studies and founded with his friends a small law-consulting firm (Turre Legal). Oksanen works currently at Helsinki Univercity of Technology as a researcher. He was a visiting scholar at UC-Berkeley 2002 and is now preparing his Ph.D. on the economic rationality of copyright system.

Nicole A. Ozer is Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director for the ACLU of Northern California. Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, studied comparative civil rights history at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and earned her J.D. with a Certificate in Law and Technology from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley. Before joining the ACLU, Nicole was an Intellectual Property litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco, worked on diverse civil liberties technology projects with the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at Boalt Hall, and developed an award-winning nonprofit program in Santa Clara County. San Jose Magazine recognized her in 2001 for being one of 20 Women Making a Mark in Silicon Valley.

Stephanie Perrin, President of Digital Discretion is a well known consultant in privacy and information policy issues, providing advice to industry and government in the practical implementation of data protection policies and procedures. She is an active participant in policy discussions involving civil liberties, sits on the board of several domestic and international privacy organizations, and is a Senior Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Centre in Washington. In October 2003 she became the research coordinator for a four year project on Anonymity, Identity and Authentication funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, an interdisciplinary project led by Dr. Ian Kerr of the University of Ottawa Common Law faculty. She is the former Chief Privacy Officer of Zero-Knowledge, the first CPO in Canada, and has been active in a number of CPO associations, working with those responsible for implementing privacy in their organizations. As CPO at ZeroKnowledge Systems, Stephanie developed policy and management systems to implement privacy objectives within the company, and provided advice and analysis of customer needs and requirements for Zero-Knowledge products and services. Active in domestic and international privacy policy and compliance fora, Stephanie has been involved in privacy issues at the practical, policy and legislative level for many years. Stephanie was instrumental in developing Canada's privacy and cryptography policies for over fifteen years. Formerly the Director of Privacy Policy for Industry Canada's Electronic Commerce Task Force, she led the legislative initiative at Industry Canada that resulted in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, privacy legislation that came into force in 2001 and has set the standard for private sector compliance. She is the principal author of a text on the Act, published by Irwin Law. From 1991 until 1999 she represented Industry Canada on the Canadian Standards Associationís technical committee on privacy, and was a member of the drafting committee which developed CAN/CSAñQ830-96, the Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information. She was a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of ISO which examined the utility of developing a management standard for the protection of personal information in 1997-98. She represented Canada internationally at the OECD Security and Privacy Committee for many years and led Canadaís delegation to the ad hoc working group which developed the OECD Cryptography Policy Guidelines. In 2001 she was the leader of a group of experts who prepared a Report on the utility of standards in implementing the European Directive on data protection. In the early eighties, Stephanie was one of Canadaís first Freedom of Information and Privacy Officers, and was the first President of the professional association, the Canadian Access and Privacy Association. She has received awards for her work in furthering international work in freedom of information and privacy from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (Pioneer 2001) and the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (2001).

Jon Peterson works in the Strategic Technology Initiatives group at NeuStar, Inc. He also serves Transport Area Director on the Internet Engineering Steering Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force, and he has authored several IETF standards relating to VoIP and other real-time communications. Formerly, he worked on early VoIP-PSTN interworking technologies at Level3 Communications.

Deborah Pierce, 2005 Chair for Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, is founder and Executive Director of PrivacyActivism, http://privacyactivism.org/. Her work focuses on consumer education campaigns, advocacy, and analysis of privacy issues, with particular emphasis on data flow, data matching, and privacy risks associated with data collection. Deborah is currently a member of the University of Washington's Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology Advisory Committee. She was a committee member of the Washington State Bar Association's Access to Justice a committee formed to develop more detailed guidelines addressing the issue of the technological impact on privacy within the justice system. In her previous role as a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, she worked on issues related to electronic privacy, database information collection and personal identity.

Scott Rafer is president and CEO of Feedster, a fast-growing search engine. Feedster delivers more relevant, and timely information by continuously collecting data from over 5 million RSS content feeds. Before Feedster, Rafer co-founded WiFinder, the Wi-Fi hotspot directory; BookBroadband, the broadband hotel finder; Fresher Information, RSS indexing way too early; and FotoNation, a creator of connected photography solutions. Previously, Rafer led the Internet products group at Kodak Hollywood and worked in investment banking at Needham & Company. For school, Rafer graduated from the Management of Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Rafer's blog is License-Exempt Soweto.

Bill Scannell is an international media strategist and publicist based in Washington, DC. A former US Army intelligence officer, he has more than 17 years experience in journalism and media relations. As a foreign correspondent based in central and eastern Europe in the 80's and 90's, he wrote for a number of publications - including The Economist and the San Francisco Chronicle - and broadcast news reports for TV and radio stations including Deutsche Welle, ABC and the SABC. More recently Scannell devised and implemented the PR and media strategies for the HavenCo/Sealand data haven project, MojoNation, The Bunker, and other privacy-enhancing projects. He co-founded the Boycott Adobe movement in 2001 and was instrumental in applying the media and public pressure necessary to secure the release from prison of Russian security expert Dmitri Skylarov. In 2003 Scannell put his skills to work to fight CAPPS II, a US government air passenger profiling system. Using websites such as Boycott Delta and Don't Spy on US as a base of attack, his work exposed the privacy violations of Delta Airlines, JetBlue, and others. His response to CAPPS II's successor, Secure Flight, is http://www.unsecureflight.com.

Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. Dr. Schulzrinne is heavily involved in the areas of Internet real-time and multimedia services and protocols, mobile systems, modeling and analysis of computer-communication networks, and network security. He has been a driving force behind the technical development and market acceptance, both nationally and globally, of Voice over Internet Protocol, a technology for transmitting ordinary telephone calls over the Internet. In 1998, Dr. Schulzrinne's research in the ability to support real-time voice services over the Internet culminated with his development of the Session Initiation Protocol, a signaling protocol for Internet conferencing, telephony, events notification and instant messaging. His work was recognized internationally through his receipt of the 2000 Voice Over Network Pioneer Award.

Scott Rafer is president and CEO of Feedster, a fast-growing search engine. Feedster delivers more relevant, and timely information by continuously collecting data from over 5 million RSS content feeds. Before Feedster, Rafer co-founded WiFinder, the Wi-Fi hotspot directory; BookBroadband, the broadband hotel finder; Fresher Information, RSS indexing way too early; and FotoNation, a creator of connected photography solutions. Previously, Rafer led the Internet products group at Kodak Hollywood and worked in investment banking at Needham & Company. For school, Rafer graduated from the Management of Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Rafer's blog is License-Exempt Soweto.

Rajiv C. Shah is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Shah's research seeks to understand the relationship between the design of information technologies and society.

Barbara Simons earned her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley, and was a computer science researcher at IBM Research, where she worked on compiler optimization, algorithm analysis, and scheduling theory. A former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Simons founded ACM's US Public Policy Committee (USACM) and served for many years as chair or co-chair of USACM. She was a member of the NSF panel on Internet Voting, the security peer review group for the DoD's Internet voting project (SERVE), the President's Export Council's Subcommittee on Encryption, and the President's Council on the Year 2000 Conversion. She is on several Boards of Directors, including the U.C. Berkeley Engineering Fund and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, as well as the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute and the Public Interest Registry's .ORG Advisory Council. She has testified before both the U.S. and the California legislatures. She is a Fellow of ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the Berkeley Computer Science Department, the Distinguished Service Award from the Computing Research Association, the Norbert Wiener Award from Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, the Outstanding Contribution Award from ACM, and the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Daniel J. Solove is an Associate Professor at the George Washington University Law School. He is the author of the new book, The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age, which distinguished Berkeley Law School Professor Pamela Samuelson declares as “the best exposition thus far about the threat that computer databases containing personal data about millions of Americans poses for information privacy.” Solove is also the author of an 800-page textbook, Information Privacy Law, with co-author Marc Rotenberg. Solove has published over a dozen law articles about information privacy in leading law reviews such as the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, and Duke Law Journal. He has contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has been interviewed and featured in well over 80 media broadcasts and articles, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, Business Week, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, CNN, and NPR. A graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature. For more information about Professor Solove, go to: http://www.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/.

Cindy Southworth is the Director of Technology and Director of Safety Net: the National Safe & Strategic Technology Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. In August 2002 Ms Southworth launched Safety Net: the National Safe and Strategic Technology Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund (NNEDV). Through this project she addresses matters such as the risk to victims of placing court records on the Internet, the dangers of batterers intercepting escape plans through technology, privacy issues related to using cordless and cell phones, and how state and local programs serving victims can use technology wisely. She has worked to end violence against women for 15 years at national, state, and local advocacy organizations and has a lifetime of technology expertise. Currently she is the Chair of the Technology Committee of the National Taskforce to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women. She is also a member of the Violence Against Women Online Resources National Advisory Board and the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programí Global Justice Information Sharing Initiativeís Privacy and Information Quality Working Group.

Barry Steinhardt is the Director of the Technology & Liberty Program at the American Civil Liberties Union. He served as Associate Director of the ACLU between 1992 and 2002. He was chair of the 2003 CFP Conference and a co-founder of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign (GILC), the world's first international coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations on the rights of Internet users to privacy and free expression. He is a member of the Advisory Committee to the US Census. Mr. Steinhardt has spoken and written widely on privacy and information technology issues, and is a frequent guest on news and talk programs.

Peter P. Swire is a Professor of Law and John Glenn Scholar of Public Policy Research at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. He is director of that school’s Washington, D.C. summer program, and consults with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP. From 1999 to early 2001 he served as the Clinton Administration’s Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Among his activities in government was chairing a White House Working Group on how to update wiretap and electronic surveillance law for the Internet age. His article on The System of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Law appeared recently in the George Washington Law Review.

Paul Syverson does design and formal analysis of protocols and systems for security, anonymity, and privacy at the Naval Research Laboratory. Among his inventions is the award winning anonymous communication system Onion Routing, and the most recent design, Tor. He is author of the book Logic, Convention, and Common Knowledge. He has published many dozens of papers on anonymity, privacy, security, and other topics. He has chaired numerous conferences on privacy and security and has served on boards of directors and the like. Degrees: PhD and MA in Philosophy, MA in Mathematics (all from Indiana), AB in Philosophy (Cornell).

David Tannenbaum is Coordinator of Union for the Public Domain and an affiliated member of the Yale Law School Information Society Project. He has advised developing countries on negotiations around WIPO treaties, and lobbied extensively for the protection of the public domain in the proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations. David is writing his doctoral dissertation on the history of free software.

Prof. Curtis Taylor joined the Department of Economics at Duke in the fall of 2000 after spending nine years on the faculty at Texas A and M University. He earned his doctorate in economics from Yale University in 1992. He served as a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from 1995 to 1996, a Research Fellow for The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1996 to 1998, and a Research Associate of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A and M University from 1995 to 2000. Professor Taylor’s primary research interest is microeconomic theory with particular emphasis in the areas of industrial organization, contract theory, and information economics. Professor Taylor’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, among others. He recently concluded a six-year term as an associate editor for the American Economic Review.

Devin Theriot-Orr is a media activist and an attorney in private practice in Seattle, Washington. Devin decided to attend law school after participating in the massive demonstrations during the 1999 Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Seattle, where he acted as a street medic and also as a logistical coordinator for the Independent Media Center, which was founded in the months before the demonstrations. Devin has assisted the ever-growing Indymedia network with various legal problems over the years, including a 2001 subpoena issued at the request of the Canadian government, and a take-down request from the FBI at the request of Swiss authorities in 2004. Devin works at Edwards Sieh Smith & Goodfriend, specializing in immigration law and complex, civil appellate litigation.

Lee Tien is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech law, including intersections with intellectual property law and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Lee was a sole practitioner specializing in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. Mr. Tien has published articles on children’s sexuality and information technology, anonymity, surveillance, and the First Amendment status of publishing computer software. Lee received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University, where he was very active in journalism at the Stanford Daily. After working as a news reporter at the Tacoma News Tribune for a year, Lee went to law school at Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley. Lee also did graduate work in the Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC-Berkeley.

Mohan Trivedi Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory, UC San Diego.

Prof. Hal Varian is the Class of 1944 Professor at the School of Information Management and Systems, the Haas School of Business, and the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley. He is also the former Dean of the School of Information Management and Systems. Prof. Varian is the co-author of the bestselling book on business strategy, Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy and writes a monthly column for the New York Times. Professor Varian has published numerous papers in economic theory, industrial organization, financial economics, econometrics and information economics. He is the author of two major economics textbooks, which have been translated into 22 languages. Professor Varian is a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Econometric Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as Co-Editor of the American Economic Review and is on the editorial boards of several journals.

Bruce Whitaker, Cernium, Inc. from St. Louis, MO specializes in “Intelligent Video” systems since 1998.

Jane K. Winn is Professor of Law at the University of Washington in Seattle and a Director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology. Professor Winn teaches commercial law, including the law of electronic commerce, and comparative law. She is the coauthor of the treatise Law of Electronic Commerce (4th edition 2001, updated semiannually) and the textbook Electronic Commerce (2002), as well as numerous articles on commercial, comparative and technology law topics. Prior to joining the UW School of Law in 2002, Professor Winn was a member of the faculty of the Dedman Law School of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas from 1989 to 2001, and a visiting professor at the University of California – Berkeley School of Law in Spring 2002.She is a Senior Fellow in Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, where she teaches in the e-Law Program. Professor Winn is active in the American Bar Association Business Law Section, a member of the American Law Institute and a member of the board of CALI Computer Assisted Legal Instruction. Her research interests include the study of commercial law and electronic commerce in the United States, the European Union and Greater China.

Peter K. Yu is Associate Professor of Law and the founding director of the Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program at Michigan State University College of Law. He holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University and sits on the advisory committee of the MSU CyberSecurity Initiative. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Yu is a leading expert in international intellectual property and communications law. He also writes extensively and lectures frequently on international trade and the transition of the legal systems in China and Hong Kong. An editor or coeditor of three books, Professor Yu has spoken at events organized by the ITU, UNCTAD and WIPO and at leading research institutions from around the world. His publications are available on his Web site at www.peteryu.com.