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Press Release for Ottawa Conference


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>Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 16:23:57 -0400
>From: David Banisar <banisar@epic.org>
>Subject: Press Release for Ottawa Conference
>To: Global Internet Liberty Campaign <gilc-plan@gilc.org>
>Reply-To: gilc-plan@gilc.org
>Tuesday, September 29, 1998
>Global Internet Liberty Campaign
>The Canadian Minister of Industry will be the opening speaker
>at an upcoming conference on "The Public Voice in the Development
>of Internet Policy" to be held in Ottawa on October 7.
>The Public Voice conference is sponsored by the Global Internet
>Liberty Campaign. GILC is an international coalition of more
>than 50 civil liberties, human rights, and consumer organizations
>from around the world. GILC is the first international group
>formed specifically to address the interests of citizens and
>consumers in the on-line world.
>Marc Rotenberg, the director the Electronic Privacy Information
>Center in Washington and one of the organizers of the GILC
>conference, said he was very pleased that Mr. Manley will be
>participating in the GILC conference. "We believe that successful
>policies for the Internet must include the voices of consumers and
>citizens. We welcome Mr. Manley and appreciate his efforts to
>promote this exchange."
>Marie Vallée, of the Federation Nationale des Associations de
>Consommateurs du Quebec, said that Canadian NGOs were pleased
>to help organize this important gathering of organizations. "It is a very
>good opportunity and at a key moment, for consumer groups and other
>NGOs to discuss and be able to articulate common objectives in order to
>better protect consumers and citizens in this rapidly changing environment."
>The GILC conference features several distinguished speakers. Mr.
>Manley will be followed by Mr. David Johnston, the Former Chair
>of the Canadian Information Highway Advisory Council and the
>Former Provost of McGill University. Mr. Stephen Lau the Privacy
>Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong will address the
>group in the afternoon. Experts from Belgium, Canada, Norway,
>England, Germany, Austria, Australia, and the United States
>will discuss a range of important issues affecting consumers
>and citizens in the on-line world.
>Topics to be discussed during the GILC conference include
>"Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce,"  "Speech
>Online and Access," "Privacy and Encryption," and "Human
>Rights in the 21st Century."
>GILC has recently taken action on several Internet issues,
>including free speech, privacy, and encryption. Earlier this
>year GILC released a paper to the European Parliament on
>Human Rights and the Internet and a study on encryption
>policies around the globe.
>Currently, the organization is working to revise the
>Wassenaar Arrangement, an international agreement that limits
>the availability of encryption and other techniques to protect
>personal privacy.
>The group is expected to release a new survey at the Public
>Voice conference on the state of privacy around the globe.
>The Public Voice conference is open to the public. Registration
>information is available at http://www.gilc.org/events/ottawa98/.
>Or contact Marie Vallée, FNACQ, 1215 de la Visitation, bur. 103,
>Montréal (Québec), Canada, H2L 3B5, 514-521-6820 (tel)
>514-521-0736 (fax). General information about GILC is available at