ARE THE CRYPTO WARS OVER?
PRIVACY, DIGITAL SECURITY, AND THE FUTURE OF ENCRYPTION POLICY
Author, "Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government --
Saving Privacy in the Digital Age"
Author, "Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World"
For several decades, individuals and organizations concerned
protecting their personal privacy and corporate secrets have been
a heated battle with government officials to gain the right to freely
encryption techniques and technologies to safeguard their information.
While they have won important victories and forced the government to
liberalize controls, it remains an open question whether strong
is enough to protect privacy from the many threats posed by an
Are federal standards and regulations needed in addition to
to safeguard personal and corporate information? And have we really
the end to government efforts to restrict private cryptography? Do
and international threats to crypto freedom still exist? In their new
books, Steven Levy and Bruce Schneier attempt to provide answers to
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2001
(Luncheon to follow)
Cato policy forums and receptions are free of charge.
To register, call Megan Brumleve by 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at
(202) 789-5229, fax her at (202) 371-0841, or e-mail to
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 12:02:42 -0700
To: Declan McCullagh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Theroux <email@example.com>
You have featured notices of upcoming events in the past to your list,
we would be most grateful if you could please do so for our upcoming
seminar with David Friedman (professor of law and economics, Santa Clara
University; son of Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman), "Will
Encryption Protect Privacy and Make Government Obsolete?"
For your convenience, I am adding below a notice on the program.
Please advise me with any questions.
David J. Theroux
Founder and President
The Independent Institute
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA 94621-1428
WILL ENCRYPTION PROTECT PRIVACY AND MAKE GOVERNMENT OBSOLETE? -- Next
Independent Policy Forum (4/24/01)
Many people have wondered how technological progress will affect
and civil freedoms. With the rise of encryption software and the FBI's
Carnivore e-mail snooping program, this subject is no longer the
domain of speculative thinkers or futurists, it is the subject of
public-policy debate. Will privacy-enhancing technology improve faster
privacy-threatening technology? Should the government mandate privacy
standards? Should it enforce contracts in cyberspace, or would private
do a better job? Economist and legal scholar DAVID FRIEDMAN will discuss
these and related questions about technological change and the case for
against government involvement.
DAVID D. FRIEDMAN, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University; Author,
ORDER: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters; HIDDEN
The Economics of Everyday Life; THE MACHINERY OF FREEDOM: Guide to a
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Reception and book signing: 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Independent Institute Conference Center
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA 94621-1428
For a map and directions, see
TICKETS: $30.00 per person: includes one copy of David Friedman's book,
LAW'S ORDER, OR, admission without a book is $10 per person ($7 for
Independent Institute Associate Members)
Praise for LAW'S ORDER: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It
Matters (Princeton University Press, 2000):
"Simply put, [LAW'S ORDER] is fabulously written, and readers will very
much appreciate the lucid style, the humor, and the hold-nothing-sacred
(except, perhaps, the market!) approach."
-- STEVEN G. MEDEMA, coauthor, Economics and the Law: From Posner to
"The author is a talented and provocative writer, with a great
and the ability to make readers swallow the often counterintuitive
conclusions of economics as common sense. The book is an entertaining
through the mind of someone who has fully absorbed the 'economic way of
thinking' as he attempts to explain and grapple with questions of social
-- PETER BOETTKE, George Mason University
"[LAW'S ORDER] is wide-ranging in scope, at once simple and highly
sophisticated consistently provocative, an excellent read, and a notable
contribution to an exciting field of interdisciplinary studies."
-- RICHARD A. POSNER, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
"Whether one speaks of the complexities of marginal deterrence, the
resolution of disputes between farmers and railroads, or the social
functions of copyright and patent law, Friedman's book provides the
outsider to the field with a comprehensive but accessible account of his
legal subject matter."
-- RICHARD A. EPSTEIN, University of Chicago School of Law
See David Friedman's related essays:
"A World of Strong Privacy: Promises and Perils of Encryption"
"Contracts in Cyberspace"
"Anarchy and Efficient Law"
For more about this event, see
-- David J. Theroux Founder and President The Independent Institute 100 Swan Way Oakland, CA 94621-1428 510-632-1366 Phone 510-568-6040 Fax DTheroux@independent.org http://www.independent.org
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