So, here we are to talk about this problem. How do we do it? How do we talk securely with people abroad? And in particular what can we do…what’s feasible to do, to progress matters from where we are today? And with the help of some of the members of the panel, I drafted the three questions.
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 1995
presented by A. Michael Froomkin, Ira Rubinstein, Phil Karn, Ron Lee, Stephen Walker, Stewart Baker, Tim May
presented by Alan Westin, Charles Marson, Janlori Goldman, Michael Stern, Ron Plesser
First of all, let’s recognize that the privacy of transaction records is not a brand new issue at all. We have many decades of experience, and I think it helps to understand that we have two types of consumer transaction records that we’re talking about.
presented by Geoff Sears, Kathleen Watkins, Ross Stapleton-Gray
What we’ll be covering is just the general issue of political information on the net. And actually I think probably all three of us are in somewhat agreement that the government on the net is maybe the least best-poised to make use of this, or the most challenged by political speech on the net, the politics of the information flowing around the net.
presented by Chet Bowers, Jerry Mander, Richard Sclove, Ted Roszak
We all know there’s a computer revolution. But very few people are asking whether it’s a right-wing revolution or a left-wing revolution. In fact this revolution is unlike most earlier ones because all facets of the body politic are in general agreement. They all think it’s good.
presented by Armando Valdez, Art McGee, Cynthia Harvey, Deborah Runkle, Randy Ross
It’s an historic moment. I think it’s very important that we look and we think about the kind of information society we would like to participate in and that we would like to create. And that to me is why this conference is so important. I think we need to not make assumptions but rather be critical of where we are as a society, be critical of what we are as individual professionals, as well as individual members of the society.