Ross Anderson has worked in avionics, medical systems, banking systems, consultancy and most recently at Cambridge University where he is a member of faculty at the Computer Laboratory. For the last ten years his focus has been cryptography and computer security, and he has published many papers on the engineering aspects of secure systems. These range from studies of actual attacks on banking and other payment systems through to work on how systems can be made robust. He is a chartered engineer and a chartered mathematician, and in addition to his academic work he is the security adviser to the British Medical Association. He is also frequently called as an expert witness when electronic banking transactions are disputed.
David Banisar is a policy analyst for the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC and deputy director of Privacy International. He is editor the International Privacy Bulletin and is co-author of the forthcoming book "Electronic Privacy Soucebook."
Matt Blaze is a Principal Research Scientist at AT&T Laboratories, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His primary research areas include computer security, applied cryptology, and large scale distributed computing sytstems. In 1994 Dr. Blaze discovered a fundamental weakness in the US Government's proposed ``Clipper'' key escrow system. His current interests focus on the use of secure hardware, the management and specification of trust, public-key certificate infrastructure, and cryptography policy.
Stéphane Bortzmeyer works as a computer engineer on the Internet since 1989 in various institutes and research centers and is still amazed of the things you can do with it. He never forgets that Internet users are humans and citizens and regrets the way most managers see it. In his spare time, he installs Internet connections for non-profit organizations.
Louise Cadoux is counseiller d'Etat Honoraire and Vice-Président Delegué de la Commission Nationale de l' Informatique et des Libertés in Paris.
Brian E. Carpenter has been Group Leader of the Communications Systems group at CERN since 1985, following ten years' experience in software for process control systems at CERN, which was interrupted by three years teaching undergraduate computer science at Massey University in New Zealand. He holds a first degree in physics and a Ph.D. in computer science, and is an M.I.E.E. He is Chair of the Internet Architecture Board and an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Simon Davies is Director General of Privacy International and a fellow at the London School of Economics. He has published numerous articles on emerging privacy issues and several books, including most recently "Big Brother: Britain's Web of Surveillance and the New Technological Order" (Pam Books 1996)
Whitfield Diffie is distinguished scientist for Sun Microsystems. He is the author of numerous articles on security and cryptography, and the co-inventor of public key encryption.
Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG is President of the International Commission of Jurists. He was the Chairman of the OECD Expert Group on Transborder Data Barriers and the Protection of Privacy and the Chairman of the OECD Expert Group on Security of Information Systems. Formerly, he was Commissioner of the WHO Global Commission on AIDS and Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He is currently Justice of the High Court of Australia.
Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger studied law at the Universities of Salzburg, Cambridge and Harvard. In addition to his law dregrees (Mag.jur., LLM and Dr.jur.) he earned a Master's degree from the LSE. From 1988-92 Mayer-Schoenberger ran Ikarus Software, one of the leading European Computer Virus protection companies and was an acclaimed expert in that field. He lead the post-graduate program in Legal Informatics in Salzburg, thaught at the Universities of Salzburg, Linz and Oklahoma and lectured widely in the area of Information Law and Technology. Recently directed the Information Law Project at the Austrian Institute for Legal Policy and advised numerous government regulators.
Joel R. Reidenberg is Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. Professor Reideinberg serves as chair of the Section on Computers and Law of the Association of American Law Schools and is also a Fellow of the Cyberspace Law Institute. He is coauthor of "Data Privacy Law: A Study of United States Data Protection" (Michie 1996).
Yves Le Roux works in the Security Program Office which is part of the Corporate Strategy and Technology Group of Digital Equipment. He is currently working on Cryptographic Policy Issues and chairs the Security Working Group of the European Association of Manufacturers of Business Machines and Information Technology Industry EUROBIT. He is also participating to the equivalent quadripartite group EUROBIT-ITAC-ITI-JEIDA. He has co-authored two books on networks security and published numerous papers in conference.
Ulrich Sandl has worked for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs since 1989, and is senior adviser in the department of industry and technology. Dr. Sandl heads the German delegation at the OECD-ad hoc experts group on cryptography policy.
Barry Steinhardt is the Associate Director of the National Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Chair of ACLU's Cyber Liberties Task Force. Mr. Steinhardt recently served on the United States Delegation to the 1995 OSCE Conference on Non-Governmental Organizations in Warsaw Poland and has travelled to Central and Eastern Europe to work with Human Rights Organizations in the emerging democracies.
Phil Zimmermann is President of Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. and the author of Pretty Good Privacy, an encryption program that is widely used around the globe for everything from routine business applications to safeguarding the confidential communications of human rights activists.