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[FYI] (Fwd) Amitai Etzioni in der Krypto-Debatte

[Jetzt haben sich die Kommunitaristen offen in die Krypto-Debatte 
eingemischt.                                              --AHH]

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To:            cryptography@c2.net
Subject:       FYI....
Reply-to:      perry@piermont.com
From:          "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@piermont.com>
Date:          13 Apr 1999 09:56:29 -0400

Columbia Institute for Tele-Information presents:


Amitai Etzioni
Professor, George Washington University and 
Founder, Communitarian Movement

Richard L. Field, Esq.,
Chair, Electronic Commerce Payment Committee, ABA

David Kelly, Institute for Objectivist Studies
Perry E. Metzger, Piermont Information Systems, Inc.
Frank Sudia, Internet Financial PKI Consultant

History indeed repeats itself.  Nowhere does this seem more true than
in the perennial encryption debates.  Spurred by the spread of the
Internet and electronic communications, the various sides have defined
their positions, declared their differences to be irreconcilable, and
dug in for the long battle.  At issue are our fundamental social
values.  Some see a future threatened from the outside -by rogue
governments, terrorists, criminals, industrial spies, and tax evaders.
 Others see the more insidious threat as coming from the inside -a
"big brother" government whose unblinking eye monitors and controls
all its citizens.  In addition, commercial interests want an
environment that is conducive to global business.  The cost of a
prolonged encryption war of attrition is substantial.  Encryption
technology is an essential component of electronic commerce.  It
encodes computer messages and files, keeping transmissions and stored
records private and secure from unauthorized alteration and
surveillance.  It also allows parties to use secure "digital
signatures".  The Administration's current system of encryption export
controls and its intense global advocacy of government monitoring
capabilities for encrypted messages has received a mixed response,
with many countries rejecting aspects of the U.S. position in favor of
trade and privacy interests.  Professor Etzioni, author of The Limits
of Privacy, will offer his roadmap to balancing these competing
interests. Respondents will review his conclusions from the business,
technology, and individualistic perspectives.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1999, 5:30 PM
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
Columbia University
Graduate School of Business
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New York, NY 10027
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