Policy Briefing: Emerging Cyberspace Issues

Internet Jurisdiction and Global Privacy Protection

Sponsored by

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Harvard Information Infrastructure Project (HIIP)

Monday, June 4, 2001
8 am - 10 am

National Press Club
First Amendment Lounge
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC

Recent events such as the sale of Nazi memorabilia through Yahoo! France have highlighted a growing realization that the Internet can not ignore national boundaries. The first panel will discuss these recent events with a particular focus on new jurisdictional issues brought about by Internet commerce. Likewise, the application of regional data protection creates new challenges as countries seek to accomodate different legal regimes. The second panel will discuss future prospects for global privacy protection by both legal and technological means.

8:00 Registration

8:15 Welcome

Deborah Hurley, Director, Harvard Information Infrastructure Project (HIIP)

Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Honorable John B. Anderson

8:30 "The Internet and Jurisdiction"

Moderator: Julie E. Cohen, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

James Boyle, Professor, Duke University School of Law

David J. Farber, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science; Former Chief Technologist, Federal Communications Commission

Michael Geist, Professor, University of Ottawa Law School

Pamela Samuelson, Professor, University of California at Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems and School of Law; Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Barbara Simons, Past President, Association for Computing Machinery; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

9:15 "Privacy and Global Society"

Moderator: Anita L. Allen, Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Simon Davies, Director General, Privacy International

Whitfield Diffie, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr., Professor, University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication

Austin Hill, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder, Zero-Knowledge Systems

Paul M. Schwartz, Professor, Brooklyn Law School

Robert Ellis Smith, Publisher, Privacy Journal


More Information: Sarah Andrews, EPIC Research Director, 202-483-1140, andrews@epic.org