[ISN] Smart Card Forum Privacy Symposium

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Date: Wed Apr 14 1999 - 11:23:48 PDT

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    Forwarded From: "Jay D. Dyson" <jdysonat_private>
    Originally From: "Deborah Volk" <dvolkat_private>
    The Smart Card Forum Announces Symposium for
    In-Depth Examination of Internet Security, Privacy
    "Enabling Privacy in a Virtual World" Features Experts in
    Industry, Government, Media and Consumer Advocacy
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 1999 -- The Smart Card Forum (SCF), a
    multi-industry organization working to accelerate the widespread acceptance
    of smart card technology, today announced an upcoming in-depth symposium
    that will focus on the critical issues surrounding privacy and security in
    the Internet era.  The symposium, entitled "Enabling Privacy in a Virtual
    World," is open to the public and will be held on May 20, 1999 at the
    Monarch Hotel in Washington, D.C.
    	The symposium will feature presentations and debate from a range of
    Internet experts - including representatives from major corporations
    involved in Internet commerce, leading developers of security technologies
    and electronic commerce products, as well as key government officials
    considering legislative, regulatory and policy issues.  Educators,
    journalists, and consumer spokespeople concerned with issues of individual
    privacy in an increasingly virtual world will also add their perspective to
    the mix.
    	"As companies and consumers converge on the Internet as the medium of
    choice for conducting business, the need to effectively and seamlessly
    address issues of security and privacy becomes increasingly urgent," said
    Donna Farmer, president and CEO of The Smart Card Forum.  "In presenting
    'Enabling Privacy in a Virtual World,' the Smart Card Forum continues its
    tradition of introducing and illuminating the leading issues of the day,
    and, as such, we expect media attention for the symposium to be strong."
    	Some of the speakers that will participate in The Smart Card Forum's
    symposium include Representative Vern Ehlers; Marc Rotenberg of Electronic
    Privacy Information Center (EPIC); Dan Geer, Senior Strategist of CertCo;
    Jeff Kutler, editor of "American Banker;" Thomas A. Kalil, senior director,
    National Economic Council; Steve Ellis, vice president of Business
    Development of Intel; Steve Crocker, founder of CyberCash; Stewart Baker,
    partner of Steptoe & Johnson; Jerry Ashworth, editor of "Report on Smart
    Cards," Taher Elgamal of Kroll-O'Gara; and author Simson Garfinkel.
    	The fee for non-members who register by April 15 is $325.  After this
    the fee is $395 for non-members.  Attendees may register online at
    www.smartcardforum.org or by calling (202) 530-5306.  Member registration
    information and pricing structure is available on the Web site.
    	Registration and continental breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. on the day
    of the event and the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end with a
    reception for attendees from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    About The Smart Card Forum
    	The Smart Card Forum is a non-profit, multi-industry organization of
    200 members working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple
    application smart card technology by bringing together, in an open forum,
    leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors.
    The Smart Card Forum is the leading organization for education and awareness
    of topical issues associated with the use and adoption of smart card
    systems. For more information about The Smart Card Forum, log on to the
    organization's Web site at www.smartcardforum.org.
    Thank you for your time,
    Deborah Volk
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