Summit Addresses Security, Privacy Issues In Wake Of Attacks

Scientific American's Global Summit on Privacy and Security in the Digital Age, taking place Nov. 13-14 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, will be the first strategic forum to tackle the issue of privacy and security from the perspectives of national and international policy, business, and technology, since the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Several themes will be the basis of the revised program, and include:

  • On Business Privacy and Personal Privacy: Limiting personal privacy in order to protect the nation's security will be a heightened priority of the government.
  • On Government Measures and Business Privacy: Privacy and security experts recognize that the U.S. government, in collaboration with foreign governments, will look to add access to business data to their arsenal of anti-terrorist weapons. While many privacy and security experts are cautious about increased government oversight, they also are searching for ways to adapt to the new climate. In addition to the summit themes, highlights will be addressed by several keynote presentations:
  • The New Framework for Privacy & Security, An Overview, by Jerry Berman, executive director of the Center for Democracy & Technology
  • The New Framework: The Technology Perspective, by Irving Wladawsky-Berger, general manager, IBM Internet Division
  • The New Framework: The Global Business Perspective, by Thierry Breton, Thomson MultiMedia
  • The New Framework: Privacy & Security in Business & Government, Alan Westin, Privacy Law & American Business Program, registration, and sponsorship information is available on the summit Web site: Global Summit on Privacy and Security in the Digital Age.
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