FC: Events: Cato spam panel TODAY, EFF dinner 4/16, Big Brother awards

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Mar 26 2002 - 22:44:42 PST

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    Subject: Spam panel Wednesday at Cato.  -wayne
    Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 12:15:50 -0500
    From: "Wayne Crews" <wcrewsat_private>
    To: <declanat_private>
    Hi Declan, I send this to you in case you'd like to forward to 
    Politech.  We're having a free panel discussion on email spam Wednesday at 
    11:00.  Free lunch for registrants (not spam I promise).
    Best, Wayne
    The Cato Institute
    invites you to a Policy Forum
    The Spam Wars
    What Can Be Done about the Annoying, Unsolicited E-mail That Is Driving Us 
    Howard Beales
    Federal Trade Commission
    Chris Hoofnagle
    Electronic Privacy
    Information Center
    Rebecca Richards
    Jerry Cerasale
    Direct Marketing Association
    Unsolicited e-mail, or "spam," clogs our in boxes with come-ons for 
    everything from the mundane to the outrageous-from toner cartridges to sex 
    aids to "work at home" pitches. The Federal Trade Commission has announced 
    new initiatives to target fraudulent e-mail spam, and private groups have 
    unveiled programs requiring standards of behavior to which online merchants 
    must adhere. Are such programs and other tools enough, or is legislation 
    needed to combat unsolicited e-mail? Might such legislation have unintended 
    consequences? Join us for an engaging discussion on "canning spam."
    Wednesday, March 27, 2002
    11:00 a.m.
    (Luncheon to follow)
    Cato Policy Forums and luncheons are free of charge.
    To register, call Julie Johnson by 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 26, at
    (202) 789-5229, fax her at (202) 371-0841, or e-mail jjohnsonat_private
    If you can't make it to the Cato Institute, watch this Forum live online at 
    Wayne Crews
    Director of Technology Studies
    Cato Institute
    1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    ph: 202.218.4602
    fax: 202.842.3490
    Cato Tech: www.cato.org/tech
    Cato Home: www.cato.org
    Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:04:05 -0800
    To: declanat_private
    From: Katina Bishop <katinaat_private>
    Subject: Please Post to the List
    Thanks Declan....
    Exchange Ideas with EFF Founders Mitch Kapor and John Perry Barlow
    at April 16th Benefit Dinner
    You are invited to join an intimate group of fifteen for a lively evening
    of fine food, history and conversation with the original EFF co-founders,
    Mitch Kapor and John Perry Barlow.  This exchange of ideas will take
    place on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. and will benefit
    EFF's work to protect rights in the digital age.
    Mitch and Barlow founded EFF in July of 1990 to protect civil liberties
    where law and technology collide.  (See Barlow's fascinating account from 
    that time
    its 11-1/2 year history, EFF has been on the forefront of high tech issues, 
    fighting to
    ensure that reading email requires a warrant, software is recognized as speech,
    restrictions on encryption export are illegal, and fair use survives in the 
    digital age.
    The dinner will take place at the classic Waterfront restaurant
    in the North Room.  While looking out over the San Francisco
    Bay, you will have the chance to take part in an in-depth
    conversation about EFF's fascinating role in the universe.  You will
    You will also be contributing to an important cause, as the money
    raised from this unusual evening will go to furthering our work.
    The evening includes the full cost of your dinner and
    drinks, the opportunity to talk with Mitch and Barlow, a vintage
    EFF t-shirt, and other surprises. The cost is $500.  As there are only
    15 available seats, space will fill up quickly.
    Please contact Katina Bishop, katinaat_private, for more information
    and to RSVP at +1 415-436-9333 x101.
    Shari Steele
    Executive Director                                    ssteeleat_private
    Electronic Frontier Foundation                  +1 415 436 9333 x103 (voice)
    454 Shotwell Street                                  +1 415 436 9993 (fax)
    San Francisco, CA  94110                        http://www.eff.org
    "The protections of the Fourth Amendment are clear. The right to
    protection from unlawful searches is an indivisible American value. Two
    hundred years of court decisions have stood in defense of this
    fundamental right. The state's interest in effective crime-fighting
    should never vitiate the citizens' Bill of Rights."
                                Senator John Ashcroft (now U.S. Attorney General)
                                USIA Electronic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 
    Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 09:13:30 -0500
    To: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
    From: Chris Hoofnagle <souvarineat_private>
    Subject: Big Brother Awards 2002
                                CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
                          THE 2002 U.S. BIG BROTHER AWARDS
    On April 18, 2002, Privacy International will hold the fourth U.S. "Big
    Brother Awards" to name and shame the public and private sector
    individuals and organizations which have done the most to invade
    personal privacy in the United States in the past year.
    Three distinctive "Orwell" statutes of a golden boot stomping a head
    will be presented to the government agencies and officials, companies
    and initiatives which have done most to invade personal privacy in the
    previous year. A "lifetime achievement" award will also be presented to
    the organization that has systematically invaded privacy over a long
    period of time.
    Previous "winners"  include The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the
    National Security Agency, DoubleClick, ChoicePoint, The FAA's BodyScan
    system, the Department of Commerce and Microsoft.
    The judging panel, consisting of lawyers, academics, consultants,
    journalists and civil rights activists, are inviting nominations from
    members of the public. Nominations can be made directly from the site:
    Privacy International will post the 'most popular' current nominations
    on its' site.
    "Brandeis" awards will be also be given out to champions of privacy. The
    Brandeis Award is named after US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis,
    who is considered the father of American privacy law, describing privacy
    as "the right to be left alone." The awards are given to those have done
    exemplary work to protect and enhance privacy. Previous winner include
    Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP, Beth Givens, founder of the Privacy
    Rights Clearing House and Robert Ellis Smith, editor of the Privacy Journal.
    The Big Brother Awards are now in their fourth year. There have been
    ceremonies in the UK, the US, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary,
    France, Denmark and the Netherlands. This event will mark the 20th
    ceremony.  Further information can be found at on the PI website at
    http://www.privacyinternational.org/bigbrother/. The initiator of the
    awards, Privacy International, was founded in 1990, and campaigns on a
    wide range of privacy issues across the world. More information on
    Privacy International is available at:
    The ceremony will be held at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco,
    Cal at the 2002 Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference.   More
    information on CFP 2002 is available at:
    Chris Hoofnagle
    Legislative Counsel
    Electronic Privacy Information Center
    +1.202.483.1140 (tel)
    +1.202.483.1248 (fax)
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