Public Voice Symposium
"Privacy in a New Era:
Challenges, Opportunities and Partnerships"
September 13, 2004
[Final program - 8/26/2004]
|Ewa Kulesza, Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, Poland|
|Survey of 2004 Privacy Law and Development|
Around the world, countries are struggling with new privacy challenges.
Questions arise such as how best
to safeguard civil liberties while responding to the threat of terrorism?
How to promote new electronic services in both the government and private
sector and still safeguard privacy?
How to ensure that technologies that are developed for narrow legal purposes
do not become integrated systems of public surveillance? The release of
the 2004 Privacy and Human Rights survey will provide an overview of the
responses to these questions.
- Moderator: Marc Rotenberg, EPIC, USA
- Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor
- Cédric Laurant, EPIC, USA
- Arwid Mednis, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Bogdan Manolea, A.B.U.S.E. - Association for the Best Use of Electronic Services, Romania
- Barry Steinhardt, American Civil Liberties Union, USA
|Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada|
|Best Practices for DPA's: The Citizens Perspective|
Data Protection Authorities safeguard critical rights in modern society. They help ensure that the basic dignity of the citizen is respected and
that technology is not used to undermine democratic institutions. But DPA's
have had varying success fulfilling their mandates. This
panel explores the best practices for Data Protection Authorities with a
particular emphasis on accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and
- Moderator: Stephanie Perrin, EPIC, USA
- Gus Hosein, Privacy International, UK
- Karel Neuwirt, Czech Republic DPA, Czech Republic
- Peter Schaar, Chair, Article 29 Working Group
|Civil Society Collaborations and Regional Focus|
Civil society groups in Europe are playing an increasingly important role
in the public debates over emerging privacy issues. Most recently, EDRi helped organize Europeans to safeguard travel information
that was sought by United States law enforcement.
This panel will discuss the tactics and strategies of Civil Society Organizations and the opportunities
for future collaboration.
Accession countries face unique privacy challenges.
They must first comply with the requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive and
establish the laws and institutions to ensure data protection for citizens
in their regions.
But they must also understand specific concerns of their citizens.
These might include SMS spam, sale of citizen records to foreign governments,
and the Cybercrime Convention.
This panel will explore privacy issues of particular concern to Accession
- Moderator: Ian Brown, EDRi
- Andrzej Adamski, University of Nicolaus Copernicus, Torun, Poland
- Alexander Kashumov, Access to Information Program, Bulgaria
- Iván Székely, Open Society Archives at CEU, Hungary
|Marc Rotenberg, EPIC, USA|