Scrambling for Safety 8 conference details:
We've finally sorted out the details of the eighth Scrambling for Safety meeting on the Home Office access to keys and communications data code of practice consultations.
It is being held from 2-5pm on Monday 14 August 2006, at the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, South Wing, UCL, Gower St, London WC1
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Admission is free but space is limited, so if you wish to attend please subscribe to the meeting mailing list.
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The agenda is as follows:
PLEASE REDISTRIBUTE THIS FLYER UNTIL 14 AUG 2006.
The UK Home Office is currently consulting over plans to give the police powers to require the production of decryption keys and of plaintext.
They have also produced a draft code of practice on government access to "communications data" -- phone numbers and e-mail addresses contacted, web sites visited, locations of mobile phones, etc.
What impact will this have on privacy and security in the UK? Could you go to jail for forgetting your password? Who in the 500+ agencies with access to communications data will be looking at records of your Internet and phone use? Will organisations with highly sensitive cryptographic keys (such as financial institutions) move their operations offshore?
"Scrambling for Safety 8" will bring together representatives from government, industry and human rights organisations to discuss these consultations with interested members of the public. This is the only such meeting during the consultation period, and is free to attend.
Come along and make sure your voice is heard!
|14:00||Welcome||Dr Ian Brown, UCL Computer Science|
|14:05||The Home Office consultations||Simon Watkin, Home Office|
|14:20||Government access to communications data||Dr Richard Clayton, Cambridge University Computer Laboratory|
|14:35||Government access to decryption keys||Caspar Bowden, ex-director, FIPR|
|15:05||Risks to safety and security||Dr Brian Gladman, MoD and NATO (retired)|
|15:20||Errors of judgment and integrity in presenting computer-based evidence||Duncan Campbell, expert witness and investigative journalist|
|15:45||Parliamentary scrutiny of RIPA and its Orders||The Earl of Erroll, House of Lords (crossbencher)|
|16:15||Compatibility with human rights law||Prof. Douwe Korff, London Metropolitan University|
|16:30||Do the police need longer detention periods to investigate encrypted evidence?||Prof. Ross Anderson, Cambridge University Computer Laboratory|
|16:45||The changing public mood on privacy||Lord Phillips of Sudbury, House of Lords (Liberal Democrat)|
|16:55||Questions and conclusions||Simon Davies, Privacy International and LSE|
Useful background information is at Privacy International's wiretap page and FIPR's "Surveillance and security" pages.
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