CFP96 Lunchtime Workshops

Friday, March 29

Conference registration includes box lunches each day. During the noon breaks, you are invited unwind and relax, or bring your box lunch and join one of several workshops. Here are the workshops scheduled for Friday, March 29:

Policy Implications of Privacy Technology

Led by Actual users of privacy technology for road toll collection, medical data, Internet payments, and electronic voting will present their experiences up to date. Additionally, data protection commissioners who have studied privacy technology and its potential will report their findings.

The Microsoft Question: The Role of Antitrust in Today's Software Industry

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Report on the session from the CFP96 Newsletter

This workshop will focus on the application of the antitrust laws to the software industry, particularly in light of the continuing spotlight on some of Microsoft's practices and the area of standards. (1) What practices of Microsoft warrant action? (2) The role of standards in gaining and maintaining market power (3) Bundling - "how suite it is"

Speaking Publicly about Privacy: Stop Whining and do Something. Do it now. Here's How.

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Report on the session from the CFP96 Newsletter

The pro-privacy community consists of a few thousand persons who attend the same conferences, read the same journals, etc. Too often, we inner circle members get the wild idea that "Everybody knows what's going on." In reality, millions of persons have no clue that their e-mail is unsafe! A billion persons don't even know that their bank and phone records are the backbone of a global surveillance network. This panel will focus on activist steps to publicize: 1) global attacks against our privacy and 2) global solutions.

Teaching Computer Ethical Issues

Led by This is a workshop about methods of teaching computer ethics and about pitfalls and routes to success. The workshop will address both technological and social concerns, the use of case studies, and ways that computing technology aggravates, transforms, or leaves untouched issues relating to intellectual property, privacy, hacking and computer intrusion, freedom of expression, just allocations of resources, and civil behavior in cyberspace.

The Web in Local Government and Citizen Activism

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Report on the session from the CFP96 Newsletter

As the Internet has become more accessible, state and local governments and advocacy groups have begun to use the Web to share information. In many cases, homepages combine with Internet resources to communicate with constituents and opinion leaders. Led by a consultant who helps goverment officials and advocacy groups use the Internet, we will explore and discuss uses of this technology.

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Last updated March 2, 1996