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Speaker Biographies


Simon Davies

Simon Davies is Director of Privacy International and Lecturer in Computer Security at the London School of Economics. He is the founder of the Big Brother Award, a prize granted to oganisations and individuals for committing particularly flagrant violations of the right to privacy.


Chris Hoofnagle

Chris Jay Hoofnagle is legislative counsel with the Electronic Privacy Information Center, where he concentrates on governmental and commercial privacy issues. Chris is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he received the most valuable Student Government senator award for "zealous student advocacy" of student autonomy and academic freedom. He was a frequent contributor to the Red and Black and the recipient of the 1998 Southeast Journalism Conference first place op-ed award for a column titled Regents Support an Anti-Education Policy. He is the co-founder of the Sagan Society, a student-faculty group devoted to critical thinking, and founder of An Organization, a student rights advocacy group. Chris is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars and the National Lawyers Guild. He lives in Washington, DC.


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, 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 and the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO. He is editor of The Privacy Law Sourcebook and co-editor (with Phil Agre) of Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape (MIT Press 1998). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He is the winner of the 2000 Norbert Wiener Award for Professional and Social Responsibility, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Distinguished Service Award and a finalist for the World Technology Award in Law.


Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier is Chief Technical Officer and cofounder of Counterpane Internet Security, In., the first Managed Security Monitoring Services firm. He is the author of six books, including Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in the Networked World and a contributor ro numerous business and technical publications. Schneier is also a frequent keynore speaker at conferences and is a creator of the Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms. Schneier served on the board of directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, and is an Advisory Board member for the Electronic Privacy Information Center.