Participating Organizations (in formation)
- Chair Lillie Coney (USA)
- Nadjira Al-Khalili
- Rocco Bellanova (BEL)
- Shahid Buttar (USA)
- Josep Domingo-Ferrer (CAT)
- Anna Fielder (GBR)
- Rajan R. Gandhi (IND)
- Gus Hosein (GBR)
- Bill Huzar (CAN)
- Kristina Irion (HUN)
- Malavika Jayaram (IND)
- Jaiok Kim (KOR)
- Pablo Molina (ESP)
- Stephanie Perrin (CAN)
- Avner Pinchuk (ISR)
- Katitza Rodriguez (PER)
- Kostas Rossoglou (BEL)
- Yehuda Stolov (ISR)
- Cristos Velasco (MEX)
- Nigel Waters (AUS)
- Examine emerging privacy issues, including smart grid technology, airport body scanners, and biometric identifiers.
- Assess progress on the Madrid Privacy Declaration.
- Promote civil society participation in decisions concerning the protection of privacy as both a fundamental human right and an essential facilitator for a global economy.
- Review and coordinate civil society involvement in privacy discussions in regional and other global arenas: CoE, EU, APEC, IGF, OECD, ITU, ICANN
Civil Society Madrid Declaration
- English: The Civil Society Madrid Declaration
- Spanish: Estándares de Privacidad en un Mundo Global
- Korean: 글로벌 세계를 위한 개인정보에 관한 글로벌 스탠다드
- Portugues: Padrões Globais de Privacidade para um Mundo Globalizado
- French: Standards mondiaux de respect de la vie privée dans un monde globalisé
- Finnish: Yhteiset yksityisyysnormit koko maailmaan
- Madrid Declaration, Urdu Translation: http://thepublicvoice.org/MadridDeclaration-urdu.pdf
- Electronic Privacy Information Center
- The Israeli Law, Information, and Technology Authority (ILTA)
- Australian Privacy Foundation
- Council on American-Islamic Relations
- Center for Digital Democracy
- Electronic Frountier Foundation
- Interfait Encounter Association
- North American Consumr Project on Electronic Commerce
- Privacy International
- Society In Action Group
- Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue
(*: Indicates that speaker is invited but not yet confirmed)
8:00 Registration / Breakfast
Lillie Coney, EPIC (USA)
Yoram Hacohen, Director, The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ISR)*
9:30 "The Madrid Declaration: One Year Later"
One year ago, civil society organizations gathered in Madrid, and drafted and adopted "The Madrid Privacy Declaration," which reaffirms international privacy norms, identifies new challenges, and sets out specific objectives. This panel will review progress on the Madrid Declaration. This panel will also review recent campaigns by privacy activists.
Moderator: Pablo Molina, Georgetown University Law Center (ESP)
Gus Hosein, Privacy International (GBR)
Rafael García Gozalo, Spanish Data Protection Agency (ESP)
Katitza Rodriguez, [News], Electronic Frontier Foundation (PER)
Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner, Canada (CAN)
Peter Schaar, Federal Commissioner for Privacy (GER)
10:30 Open Discussion on Privacy Campaigns and New Issues
This panel will review some of the key strategies and tactics for privacy campaigners as well as highlights from the past year. All conference participants will be encouraged to share ideas and experiences.
Moderator: Simon Davies, Privacy International (GBR)
11:00 "Emerging Privacy Issues"
New technologies pose new challenges to the protection of privacy. Examples include Smart Grid electrical network, electronic medical records, online selling, mobile advertising, geolocation tracking, datamining, and RFID tags. This panel will explore key challenges and the responses of advocacy organizations.
Moderator: Prof. Kristina Irion, Center for Media and Communication Studies (HUN)
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Melon University (ITA)
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, U. Rovira i Virgili (CAT)
Michiel Karskens, Consumentenbond (NLD)
Lee Tien, EFF (USA)
12:30 Lunch Discussion
"Biometrics, Identity and Privacy"
Keynote by Adi Shamir, Weizmann Institute (ISR) *
14:00 "Establishing International Frameworks for Privacy Protection"
Even with the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the OECD Privacy Guidelines, there is growing interest in an international framework for privacy protection that would help ensure the enforcement of fundamental privacy rights. This panel will review the various frameworks for privacy protection, and explore the various new opportunities, including an "Umbrella Agreement" and further accession to Council of Europe Convention 108. This panel will also explore privacy issues in developing countries.
Moderator: Prof. Julie Cohen, Georgetown University Law (USA)
Kirsten Bock [doc], Office of Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein (GER)
Marie-Hélène Boulanger, European Commission (FRA)
Rajan R. Gandhi, Society in Action Group (IND)
Jaiok Kim, Consumers Korea (KOR)
Nigel Waters [doc], Australian Privacy Foundation (AUS)
15:00 "The Campaigns Against Body Scanners and Biometric Identity Cards"
There is growing opposition to the deployment of full body scanners and biometric identity cards. Civil liberties organizations, health experts, and religious organizations have made clear their arguments against body scanners. Privacy campaigners and technical experts have successfully stopped proposals for biometric identity systems. This panel will explore these concerns and discuss next steps in the these campaigns.
Moderator: Prof. Jeffrey Rosen, author (USA)
Rocco Bellanova, Vrije Universiteit (BEL)
Malavika Jayaram, Jayaram and Jayaram (IND)
Avner Pinchuk [doc], Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ISR)
16:00 "Promoting Dialogue Between NGOs and DPAs"
Critical to continued progress in the privacy field is continued communications between NGOs and DPAs. This panel will examine the role of campaigns, petitions, and complaints, how NGOs can help shape political outcomes and how DPAs can respond to public concerns.
Moderator: Anna Fielder, TACD, Privacy International (GBR)
Giovanni Buttarelli, (ITA)
Alexander Dix, Commissioner for Data Protection and Access to Information, Berlin (GER)
David Vladeck, Federal Trade Commission (USA)
Jacqueline Peschard Mariscal, Commissioner President, Access to Information and Data Protection (MEX)
Consumer ProtectionIsraeli Minister of Justice Committee for the Examination of Legislation Relating to Databases
Nothing to Hide? Think Again
The State of Israel
and the Biometric Database Law: Political Centrism and the Post-Democratic State
CampaignsWhole Body Imaging Technology and Body Scanners and Stop Whole Body Imaging Campaign
Online Visibility Team Coordinator
Cedric Laurant, Center for Media and Communication Studies (HUN)
Cedric's Privacy Blog and Security Breaches
Languages: ENGLISH/SPANISH/FRENCH/PORTUGUESE depending on relevance for readership
Fanny Coudert, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/ICRI (Interdisciplinair Centrum Recht en ICT), Belgium
Previous Public Voice Events
- "The Public Voice: Global Privacy Standards for a Global World" (Madrid 2009)
- "Making the Future of the Internet Economy Work for Citizens, Consumers, and Workers" (Seoul 2008)
- "Privacy Rights in a World Under Surveillance" (Montreal 2007)
- "Africa Electronic Privacy and Public Voice Symposium" (Cape Town 2004)
- "Public Voice Roundtable: Consumers and Privacy in South America" (Buenos Aires 2004)
- "Privacy in a New Era: Challenges, Opportunities, and Partnerships" (Wroclaw 2004)
- "The Public Voice in the Digital Economy" (Hawaii 2002)
- "The Public Voice in Emerging Market Economies" (Dubai 2001)
- "The Public Voice and Electronic Commerce" (Paris 1999)
- "Privacy Agenda for the 21st Century" (Hong Kong 1999)
- "The Public Voice in the Development of Internet Policy" (Ottawa 1998)
- "Recent Developments in International Regulation of the Internet: Speech, Privacy and Crypto" (Kuala Lumpur 1997)
- "The Public Voice and the Development of International Encryption Policy" (Paris 1996)
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