National ID at the Crossroads: The Future of Privacy in America


Dennis Bailey
Coalition for a Secure Driver's License

Dennis Bailey is the Chief Operating Officer for Comter Systems, an information technology and management consulting firm in Fairfax, Va. He is the author of "The Open Society Paradox: Why the Twenty-First Century Calls for More Openness Not Less," which makes the case for secure identification and greater information sharing. He also maintains a daily blog of the same name which provides news and commentary on these topics.

Cheye Calvo
National Conference of State Legislatures

Cheye (pronounced "shi") Calvo directs the National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) transportation and financial services committees and represents state legislatures in our federal system of government on banking, insurance, securities and transportation issues. Cheye played a leading role in efforts to create state-friendly federal driver's license standards as part of the intelligence reform in December 2004 and more recently in opposing the driver's license provisions of the REAL ID Act. Cheye has spoken, testified and written extensively on a wide range of public policy matters, and has co-authored and co-edited studies on human genetics policy, genetic privacy, and auto insurance ratemaking. He also serves as the part-time, elected mayor of the Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland.

Lillie ConeyLillie Coney

Ms. Coney is Associate Director with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Her issue areas include: nanotechnology, surveillance, civil rights and privacy, census, voter privacy and electronic voting. Ms. Coney also serves as Coordinator of the National Committee on Voting Integrity (NCVI). NCVI was created in 2003 in response to growing concerns about the reliability of electronic voting systems.

Edwin Davis
Common Cause

Edwin Davis is Vice President of Policy and Research. In this role, he helps Common Cause develop its position on issues and is one of our lobbyists on Capitol Hill. Ed supervises the research department in the development of reports and other material on Common Cause issues. The research department also provides assistance and advice to Common Cause state organizations, collaborating on studies and other issue-related products.

David Flaherty
Former Information and Privacy Commissioner British Columbia

David Flaherty is a specialist in the management of privacy and information policy issues. He served a six-year, non-renewable term as the first Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia (1993-99). Flaherty has written or edited fourteen books. His teaching career from 1965 to 1993 included Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Western Ontario, where he was professor of history and law from 1972 to 1999 and from which he is now a professor emeritus. In 1992-93 Flaherty was a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC and a Canada-US. Fulbright Scholar in Law. Flaherty is currently an adjunct professor in political science at the University of Victoria.

Oscar GandyOscar Gandy
Annenberg School for Communications

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. is the Herbert I. Schiller Information and Society Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of “The Panoptic Sort” and “Beyond Agenda Setting,” two books that explore issues of information and public policy. A recent book, “Communication and Race,” explores the structure of media and society, as well as the cognitive structures that reflect and are reproduced through media use. A co-edited volume, “Framing Public Life,” examines the rule of media in shaping public understanding.

Raj GoyleRaj Goyle
Center for American Progress

Raj Goyle is a Senior Policy Analyst for Domestic Policy at the Center for American Progress. He recently left the ACLU of Maryland, where he focused on post-9/11 immigration issues, voting rights, and civil liberties. Prior to that, he worked on election reform on the national level and with community groups in Florida, and helped lead a project on juvenile justice reform in Mississippi. Raj has also worked for Public Citizen and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and served as a researcher for South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, contributing to the Commission's Final Report released in 1998.

Deborah HurleyDeborah Hurley
International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development

Deborah Hurley is a Senior Research Associate at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Hurley is a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy and the AAAS' Advisory Committee on International Science. She was an official (1988-96) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Hurley wrote the seminal report on information network security for the OECD member nations in 1989, was responsible for the drafting, negotiation and adoption by OECD member countries of the 1992 OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems, and initiated the OECD activities on cryptography policy in the early 1990s.

Jerry KangJerry Kang
Georgetown University Law Center

Jerry Kang is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center during 2004-2005. Professor Kang’s teaching and scholarly pursuits include civil procedure, race, and communications. On race, he has focused on the Asian American community and has written and spoken nationally about hate crimes, affirmative action, and lessons from the Japanese American internment. He is a co-author of “Race, Rights, and Reparation: The Law and the Japanese American Internment.”

Steve Lilienthal
Coalition for Civil Liberties, Free Congress Foundation

Peter NeumannPeter Neumann
SRI International

Peter G. Neumann has doctorates from Harvard and Darmstadt. After 10 years at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, in the 1960s, he has been in SRI's Computer Science Lab since September 1971. He moderates the ACM Risks Forum, edits CACM's monthly Inside Risks column, chairs the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy, co-chairs the ACM Advisory Committee on Security and Privacy, co-founded People For Internet Responsibility (PFIR), and CO-founded the Union for Representative International Internet Cooperation and Analysis (URIICA). His book, “Computer-Related Risks,” is in its fifth printing.

Melissa Ngo

Melissa Ngo is Staff Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. She coordinates the EPIC Spotlight on Surveillance project, which scrutinizes federal and state surveillance programs. Her work also focuses upon federal and state identification proposals and their impact on American citizens and immigrant communities. She previously worked as a journalist at and the Washington Post.

Stephanie Perrin
Office of Privacy Commissioner, Canada

Rob Randhava
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Rob Randhava has been a Counsel with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the LCCR Education Fund since January 2001. He previously worked as Counsel for Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), during the 106th Congress, on House Judiciary Committee issues, and as a Special Assistant for former Rep. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL). Rob worked on a wide array of civil rights and constitutional law issues during his stint on Capitol Hill, focusing in particular on immigration policy. At the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and LCCR Education Fund, Rob specializes in the area of immigration policy, election reform, and many other civil and human rights policy issues.

Marc Rotenberg

Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, including access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security, and communications privacy. He has served on several national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the Countering Spam program of the ITU. He chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection. He is a founding board member and former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is editor of "The Privacy Law Sourcebook" and co-editor (with Daniel J. Solove) of "Information Privacy Law" (Aspen Publishing 2003).

Bruce SchneierBruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier is the Chief Technology Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., the world leader in Managed Security Monitoring. Counterpane provides security monitoring services to Fortune 2000 companies worldwide. He is the author of seven books on security and cryptography, including his most recent book, “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.” His first book, “Applied Cryptography,” has sold over 150,000 copies and is the definitive work in the field. Schneier designed the Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms, and writes the influential “Crypto-Gram” monthly newsletter.

Barbara SimonsBarbara Simons
Association for Computing Machinery

Barbara Simons is co-chair of ACM’s US Public Policy Committee (USACM), which she founded in 1993. She was President of ACM, the premier organization for computing professionals, from July 1998 until June 2000. An expert on electronic voting, Dr. Simons was a member of the National Workshop on Internet Voting that was convened at the request of President Clinton and produced a report on Internet Voting in 2001. She is also participating on the Security Peer Review Group for the US Department of Defense’s Secure Electronic Registration and Voting (SERVE) Project. Dr. Simons is a Fellow of ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Robert Ellis SmithRobert Ellis Smith
Privacy Journal

Robert Ellis Smith is a journalist who uses his training as an attorney to report on the individual's right to privacy. Since 1974, he has published “Privacy Journal,” a monthly newsletter on privacy in a computer age based in Providence, R.I. Smith is the author of “Ben Franklin's Web Site: Privacy and Curiosity from Plymouth Rock to the Internet,” the first and only published history of privacy in the U.S. He is also the author of “Our Vanishing Privacy,” “The Law of Privacy Explained,” and “Privacy: How to Protect What's Left of It.”

Daniel SoloveDaniel Solove
George Washington University Law School

Professor Solove is an associate professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. Professor Solove writes in the areas of information privacy law, cyberspace law, law and literature, jurisprudence, legal pragmatism, and constitutional theory. His articles have appeared in many journals, including the Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, and Southern California Law Review, among others.

Paul WolfsonPaul Wolfson
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr

Paul R.Q. Wolfson's practice focuses on Supreme Court and appellate litigation, and on advising clients on complex issues of federal law, especially constitutional law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wolfson worked for eight years in the Solicitor General’s Office, where he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for “exemplary representation of the United States before the Supreme Court.” Many of his cases in the Supreme Court involved major ERISA, labor and employment-law issues. He also prepared briefs for the government in leading First Amendment communications law cases.