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Smart Card Forum Privacy Symposium

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Date:          Wed, 14 Apr 1999 10:36:36 -0400
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From:          Robert Hettinga <>
Subject:       Smart Card Forum Privacy Symposium

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From: "Deborah Volk" <>
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Subject: Smart Card Forum Privacy Symposium
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 09:54:27 -0400

Hi Robert,

Let me first apologize for sending you unsolicited email.  I was
hesitant to post a notice of a symposium to your list, though I
thought some of the readers might find it interesting.  So, it was
suggested to me that I write to you and if you thought it was
interesting, pertinent, etc. you could post it.  The conference is
titled "Enabling Privacy in a Virtual World," and it will address
issues associated with smart card use in enabling privacy and

The verbose (sorry) press release is below:

The Smart Card Forum Announces Symposium for
In-Depth Examination of Internet Security, Privacy

"Enabling Privacy in a Virtual World" Features Experts in
Industry, Government, Media and Consumer Advocacy

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 1999 -- The Smart Card Forum (SCF), a
multi-industry organization working to accelerate the widespread
acceptance of smart card technology, today announced an upcoming
in-depth symposium that will focus on the critical issues surrounding
privacy and security in the Internet era.  The symposium, entitled
"Enabling Privacy in a Virtual World," is open to the public and will
be held on May 20, 1999 at the Monarch Hotel in Washington, D.C.
 The symposium will feature presentations and debate from a range of
Internet experts - including representatives from major corporations
involved in Internet commerce, leading developers of security
technologies and electronic commerce products, as well as key
government officials considering legislative, regulatory and policy
issues.  Educators, journalists, and consumer spokespeople concerned
with issues of individual privacy in an increasingly virtual world
will also add their perspective to the mix.
 "As companies and consumers converge on the Internet as the medium of
choice for conducting business, the need to effectively and seamlessly
address issues of security and privacy becomes increasingly urgent,"
said Donna Farmer, president and CEO of The Smart Card Forum.  "In
presenting 'Enabling Privacy in a Virtual World,' the Smart Card Forum
continues its tradition of introducing and illuminating the leading
issues of the day, and, as such, we expect media attention for the
symposium to be strong."
 Some of the speakers that will participate in The Smart Card Forum's
symposium include Representative Vern Ehlers; Marc Rotenberg of
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC); Dan Geer, Senior
Strategist of CertCo; Jeff Kutler, editor of "American Banker;" Thomas
A. Kalil, senior director, National Economic Council; Steve Ellis,
vice president of Business Development of Intel; Steve Crocker,
founder of CyberCash; Stewart Baker, partner of Steptoe & Johnson;
Jerry Ashworth, editor of "Report on Smart Cards," Taher Elgamal of
Kroll-O'Gara; and author Simson Garfinkel.
 The fee for non-members who register by April 15 is $325.  After this
date, the fee is $395 for non-members.  Attendees may register online
at or by calling (202) 530-5306.  Member
registration information and pricing structure is available on the Web
 Registration and continental breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. on the
of the event and the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end with a
reception for attendees from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

About The Smart Card Forum
 The Smart Card Forum is a non-profit, multi-industry organization of
nearly 200 members working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of
multiple application smart card technology by bringing together, in an
open forum, leading users and technologists from both the public and
private sectors. The Smart Card Forum is the leading organization for
education and awareness of topical issues associated with the use and
adoption of smart card systems. For more information about The Smart
Card Forum, log on to the organization's Web site at


Thank you for your time,
Deborah Volk
Director of Services, Smart Card Forum 2000 L Street, NW              
     Voice:(202) 530-5222 Suite 200                            Fax: 
(202) 530-5307 Washington, DC 20036       

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Robert A. Hettinga <mailto:>
Philodox Financial Technology Evangelism <> 44
Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA "... however it may deserve
respect for its usefulness and antiquity, [predicting the end of the
world] has not been found agreeable to experience." -- Edward Gibbon,
'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'