13th Annual Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference Eyes Government Surveillance

Events Include Surveillance Camera Tour, "Big Brother" Awards and Debate Over Controversial "Total Information Awareness" Program


Wednesday, March 26, 2003

CONTACT: Emily Whitfield, ACLU, (212) 549-2666, ewhitfield@aclu.org
Gini Gold, ACM (212) 626-0505, v_gold@acm.org

NEW YORK - Security and freedom in the age of the war on terrorism will be the focus of Computers, Freedom and Privacy -- the leading Internet policy conference -- taking place here on April 2-4.

WHAT: 13TH Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy

WHO: More than 50 opinion leaders will address how to balance freedom and privacy in the age of the war on terrorism. Speakers include security expert Bruce Schneier; Canadian Privacy Commissioner George Radawinski; current and former leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union, a CFP sponsor; Barbara Simons, former president of ACM, the main sponsor of CFP; author Lawrence Lessig; Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute; Michael Scardaville of the Heritage Foundation; and Emmanuel Goldstein, editor and publisher of 2600 magazine.

WHEN: April 2-4, 2003 - Complimentary press registration (except meals) at www.cfp2003.org. Special reduced price one-day passes also available for conference attendees.

WHERE: The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue (at 34th Street) in Manhattan.

WHY: As the nation continues to grapple with its desire to remain both safe and free, CFP highlights the technologies, policies and values at stake for individual, corporate and global interests.