Privacy and Security TidBits

Computers, Freedom and Privacy

The 21st conference of Computers, Freedom & Privacy will take place at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on 14-16 June 2011.

This year’s theme is “The Future is Now”, and will engage not only the experts and the policymakers, but the public as well in discussions about the information society, and the future of technology, innovation, and human rights.

Unlike most other privacy conferences that focus exclusively on the needs of the industry, this conference seeks to involve  multi-stakeholder participation as speakers and attendees that represent the diverse global community of organizations and professionals who work on policy, technology and law.

Some of the topics will revolve around hot topics such as social media’s role in the democracy movement in the Middle East and North Africa and the impact of mobile personal computing technology on freedom and privacy.

The multi-stakeholder participation at this conference will for sure generate intellectually stimulating discussions on the subjects of Computers, Freedom and Privacy.

Below is a short video with testimonials by organizers and previous participants of CFP conferences.

For the sake of full disclosure, I produced, filmed and edited this video in my spare time and I am also on the Committee of the CFP conference 2011.

For more details see http://www.cfp.org/ and http://epic.org/events/CFP_2011_Brochure.pdf