You are invited to attend a discussion with Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the Presidential Election on Monday, October 6, 2008. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the event starts at 9:00 AM. The location is the National Press Club in the Lisagor Room, 529 14th St., NW, 13th floor, Washington, DC 20009
The privacy advocacy community is working hard to make sure that our issues are not left in the wings during the Presidential election season.
Noted author and computer security expert Bruce Schneier will speak at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Monday, October 6. Schneier is a popular commentator on security issues and the author of many books, including "Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World." Schneier will be joined by other leading experts in law and technology.
The event is organized by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to promote public discussion about privacy and the Presidential campaign. Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr spoke at a Press Club event, hosted by EPIC, in September.
The four independent candidates for President recently said that privacy is one of the top issues facing voters in November. They called for repeal of the Patriot Act, revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the end of immunity for companies that spy on the American public, and the excessive use of Presidential powers.
Senator Obama and Senator McCain have posted policy statements about privacy on their web site, but neither candidate has addressed this issue directly during the campaign.