The intent of the event was to increase awareness of and discussion
around the use (and misuse) of personal information in the high-technology
sector. The presentations should be of interest to policymakers,
technologists, and others interested in privacy issues. The forum
features talks by Wayne Crews, Director of Technology Policy at
the Cato Institute; Robert Ellis Smith, attorney and publisher of
the Privacy Journal and Brock Meeks, award winning journalist and Washington
D.C. bureau chief for MSNBC.
"We're excited to provide an opportunity to host some of the leading
experts on privacy at our inaugural gathering," said RTP CPSR Chapter
chairperson Christian Stalberg. "And we're especially thrilled to
be able to bring together Triangle residents interested in privacy
issues. The Triangle employs a large number of high-tech workers
whose work shapes the debate on personal privacy."