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.