On May 29th, there will be a successor to last year's Scrambling for Safety conference. It will be held at University College, London; it is motivated by the DTI's recent cryptography policy announcement, and by the EU's proposed directive on digital signatures.
This conference will provide a public forum for the Government and the European Commission to explain their policy initiatives to industry, commerce and the professions, and for interested parties to provide their initial feedback. It will consist of four sessions at each of which two or three speakers will present the issues, followed by a period of discussion.
There will be no cost for members of the public to attend.
9:50 - Welcome
- Ross Anderson, Cambridge University Computer Laboratory
- Ian Brown, University College, London
- Simon Davies, Privacy International
10:00 - Presentation of Government and Commission Proposals
Chair: Caspar Bowden, Scientists for Labour
- `The Government's cryptography policy proposals', Nigel Hickson, DTI
- `European crypto policy - new developments', Richard Schlechter, European Commission
11:00 - Tea
11:30 - Industrial and Commercial Responses
Chair: Ian Brown, University College, London
- `Have business criticisms really been addressed?', Chris Sundt, CBI
- `Understanding and managing the risks', Jeremy Hilton, ICX
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Human Rights versus National Security
Chair: Simon Davies, Privacy International
- `Privacy, human rights, surveillance and cryptography: An international view', David Banisar, EPIC
- `Information warfare and key escrow', Whitfield Diffie, Sun Microsystems
15:00 - Coffee
15.30 - The Broader View
Chair: Ross Anderson, Cambridge University Computer Laboratory
- `A lawyer's view of the new policy', Nicholas Bohm, Law Society working group on digital signatures
- `The view of Britain's general practitioners', John Williams, Joint Computing Group of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the BMA's General Medical Services Committee
- `The liberal view', David Chidgey MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Trade and Industry
17:00 - Close
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