Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bay Area local: Cafe Scientifique on Sept. 11 - technology and civil liberty

Come to SRI for a conversation with our next Cafe Scientifique speaker:
Peter G. Neumann
SRI International

will discuss:

Technology, Privacy and Civil Liberties: The Challenges of Homeland Security

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 6 - 7:30 p.m.

SRI Menlo Park

Middlefield Road at Ringwood - Dining Room in the International Building

Click here for map and directions.

Computer technology plays a critical role in homeland security operations. This application of high technology has also created controversy. High profile examples include the FBI’s Carnivore (electronic communications surveillance) project and electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency.

Peter G. Neumann has been with SRI’s Computer Science Lab for over 35 years where he is known for taking a holistic approach to information security issues. He will discuss some of the pressing questions involved in the attempt to ensure homeland security, including:

Do security and privacy necessarily conflict?

Can computer related technologies ensure privacy?

Can surveillance be done without compromise and misuse?

What will the impact be of the emerging Employment Eligibility Verification System?

How effective are biometrics?

What are the implications for civil liberties?

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