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October 03, 2007

Contact: Lillie Coney EPIC Associate Director (202) 483-1140 ext. 111 Coney AT epic.org
Leading Privacy Group Broadens Coverage of Identification, Open
Government, Public Policy, and Software Architecture
WASHINGTON, DC - The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the
leading privacy organization in the United States, today welcomes new
members to the EPIC Advisory Board.

Joining the EPIC advisory board will be Annie Anton, David Banisar, Charles Firestone, Pablo Molina, Spencer Overton, Ray Ozzie, Jeffrey Rosen, and Latanya Sweeney.

"We are very pleased to welcome this distinguished group to EPIC," said EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg. "This is an extraordinary group of individuals. On issues ranging from communications policy and software architecture to voter identification, open government, systems of surveillance, and the future of privacy, our newest advisory board members have amazing backgrounds and bring wonderful insight. They are all leaders in their fields."

EPIC Board Chair Deborah Hurley said, "We are very pleased and grateful to our new Advisory Board members. These leaders are the architects of our common future, as they raise the questions and devise the solutions to the most compelling economic and social issues of our era."
About EPIC
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was
established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil
liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and
constitutional values. EPIC pursues a wide range of activities,
including policy research, public education, conferences, litigation,
publications, and advocacy. EPIC maintains two of the most popular
privacy web sites in the world --- www.epic.org and www.privacy.org.
EPIC will release the annual Privacy and Human Rights report at the
National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 5. Details at
EPIC Advisory Board http://epic.org/epic/advisory_board.html
Annie I. Antón is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering in the College of Engineering at the North Carolina State University and Director of ThePrivacyPlace.Org (http://theprivacyplace.org). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1997 from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. After one year at the University of South Florida, Dr. Antón joined the computer science department at NC State. She was awarded an NSF CAREER Award in 2000, named a CRA Digital Government Fellow in 2002, nominated and selected for the 2004-2005 IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group, and received the CSO (Chief Security Officer) Magazine "Woman of Influence in the Public Sector" award at the 2005 Executive Women's Forum. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a senior member of the IEEE as well as a member of the ACM. Antón currently serves on several boards, including: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, the NSF Computer & Information Science & Engineering Directorate Advisory Council, the Executive Board of the ACM's US Public Policy Committee (USACM), the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors, the CRA-W Board, an Intel Advisory Board, and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees. David Banisar is Director of the Freedom of Information Project of Privacy International in London and a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of Leeds. Previously he was a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a co-founder and Policy Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. He has also served as an advisor and consultant to numerous organizations including the Representative on Freedom of the Media for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Justice Canada, the Open Society Institute, Article XIX and Consumers International. He has worked in the field of information policy for fifteen years and is the author of many books, studies, and articles on freedom of information, freedom of expression and privacy.
Charles M. Firestone has been Executive Director of the Aspen Institute
Communications and Society Program since 1989. For three years he was
also the Institute's Executive Vice President for Policy Programs and
International Activities. Previously, Firestone was Director of the
Communications Law Program and Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Law School,
1977-90. He was also the first President of the Los Angeles Board of
Telecommunications Commissioners. Firestone's legal career includes
positions as an appellate attorney at the Federal Communications
Commission, as director of litigation for a Washington DC public
interest law firm, and as a communications attorney in Los Angeles. He
has argued several communications law cases before the United States
Supreme Court and other federal appellate courts. Firestone is a GLOCOM
Fellow (Japan) and was a Visiting Professor at the Duke University Terry
Sanford Institute in 2003. He holds degrees from Amherst College and
Duke University Law School.
Pablo G. Molina has been the chief information officer at the Georgetown
University Law Center Campus since October 2000. Prior to that, he held
similar positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Washington
University in Saint Louis, and was a lecturer at the University of
Missouri - St. Louis. Before his career in academia, Mr. Molina founded
and managed a technology company in Spain, where he also served as
editor-in-chief of computer magazines, authored several books on
technology, and taught information technology at the Escuela de Hacienda
Pública in Madrid. Mr. Molina has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from
Saint Louis University, has done graduate coursework at the University
of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis, and currently is
pursuing a Doctorate in Liberal Studies degree at Georgetown University.
He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, a Certified Novell
Engineer, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He
was the recipient of the 2006 CIO Magazine Ones to Watch Award and the
Standout Achievement Award as Innovator, and recognized in 2007 as one
of the Top 40 Under 40 IT Innovators by ComputerWorld. Mr. Molina was
nominated for the Mid-Atlantic Information Security Executive of the
Year and the National Information Security Executive of the Year awards
in 2007. He chaired the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee in
2005-2006 and served on the American Bar Association Facilities
Committee from 2000 to 2006.
Spencer Overton is Professor of Law at The George Washington University
Law School, and he specializes the law of democracy. Professor Overton's
academic articles on election law have appeared in several leading law
journals, and his book "Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter
Suppression" was recently published and released by W.W. Norton. He was
also a commissioner on the Jimmy Carter-James Baker Commission on
Federal Election Reform as well as the Commission on Presidential
Nomination Timing and Scheduling. Professor Overton currently serves on
the boards of Common Cause, Demos, and the American Constitution
Society. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project at Yale, a
nonpartisan organization dedicated to articulating new ideas for
enriching American democracy. He co-founded the weblog blackprof.com
with GW Law Professor Paul Butler, and regularly blogs at
techpresident.com. Professor Overton is currently writing a book on next
generation politics.
Ray Ozzie is Microsoft's chief software architect. Ozzie is responsible
for oversight of the company's technical strategy and product
architecture, and is directing development of the company's
next-generation software services platform. Ozzie, considered a pioneer
in computer-supported cooperative work, has served as a member of the
National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications
Board, and was a member of the NRC committee that produced the landmark
CRISIS report on the societal impact of cryptography.
Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at George Washington University and
the legal affairs editor of The New Republic. His new book is The
Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, the
companion book to the PBS series on the Supreme Court. He is also the
author of The Most Democratic Branch, The Naked Crowd, and The Unwanted
Gaze. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude; Oxford
University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School. His
essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine,
The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker,
where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of
the ten best magazine journalists in America and the L.A. Times called
him "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator."
He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Christine Rosen and two sons.
Latanya Sweeney is Associate Professor of Computer Science, Technology
and Policy in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon
University. She has made a career of weaving technology and policy
together. Dr. Sweeney develops algorithms and constructs real-world
systems that allow information to be shared with provable guarantees of
privacy (legally and scientifically) while remaining practically useful.
Dr. Sweeney has made numerous discoveries related to identifiability and
privacy technologies and she has had significant impact on American
privacy policy. Her work has received awards from numerous
organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, the
American Medical Informatics Association, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield
Association. Dr. Sweeney's work has appeared in hundreds of news
articles, numerous academic papers, was cited in the original
publication of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and was praised in the TAPAC
Report that reviewed the Total Information Awareness Project of DARPA.
She has also testified before the Privacy and Integrity Advisory
Committee of the Department of Homeland Security and the European Union
Commission. Companies have licensed and continue to use her privacy
technologies. Dr. Sweeney also founded and serves as the Director of the
Data Privacy Lab. She received her PhD in computer science from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her undergraduate degree in
computer science was completed at Harvard University.