Privacy Camp is just five days away!

By Heather West, policy analyst for open government and privacy issues at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

We’re just five days away from PrivacyCamp and it’s high time that we start talking about the topics that drive us to PrivacyCamp. For me, it’s the Privacy Act of 1974, Government 2.0, and consumer privacy issues. I’ll be posting a separate blog post about those later. We’ll also be talking about the Obama administration, voter privacy, data breach laws, identity theft, identity assurance, deep packet inspection, and anything else you can dream up.

If you haven’t been to a barcamp before, it requires a little explanation. Barcamps are organized by a small group of volunteers, paid for by sponsors so that attendance is free to all, and the agenda is set by the attendees on the day of the event based on the expertise and curiosity in the crowd. If you want to hear about a certain topic, suggest it. If you have expertise you would like to share, suggest it. We will collaboratively build a schedule Saturday morning.

If you’d like to write a post about what you’ll be talking about at PrivacyCamp (or have a blog post that you would like to cross-post), just let me know and I’ll put it here. You may just connect with others who are interested- and start planning your sessions ahead of time.

If you haven’t registered yet, you still can!


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2 Responses

  1. Bob Stratton says:

    There has been a fair amount of discussion at times in both the information security and privacy communities about pseudonymity, anonymity and strong network attribution.

    Often these are posed as axiomatically antithetical to each other.

    (An aside: The fact that there are discreet information security and privacy communities is worthy of a session in its own right. )

    It is my contention that both individuals and governments have legitimate needs for all of those capabilities, depending on the circumstances.

    In the course of 25-odd years in the ISP and security business, I have come to discover that folks tend only to think about their particular concern, and completely miss the fact that their perceived adversaries in the policy arena may be looking for the same things they are, but for different reasons.

    That’s not to assert that every group believes that the other should have the same things they want for themselves, but often the groups don’t even realize they have a basic level of commonality.

    Addressing that is the first step to constructive engagement.

    • Bob Stratton says:

      Ack.. my spell checker miscorrected “discrete” into “discreet.” Amusingly ironic for a privacy blog, but annoying nonetheless.

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PrivacyCamp is an multi-city unconference about privacy focusing on government policy and social networking.
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