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Date: 2000-08-30

UK: Forum on Surveillance by Design

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International Forum on Surveillance by Design

[praes/crypt: ahem ja, bis zum Event am 22. September wird
auf dieser Liste allerhand Einschlägiges zu erfahren sein.
Das Ergebnis aus fünf Monaten Recherche zum Thema ETSI-
Standards, Nachrichtendienste & Überwachung im Design.]

A one day public meeting on the development of global
surveillance strategies for law enforcement and national

The Old Theatre The London School of Economics Houghton
Street London WC1A 2AE

Friday September 22, 2000 9.30 am

Hosted by the Department of Information Systems The
London School of Economics

Organised by Privacy International, the American Civil
Liberties Union, and Quintessenz

Sponsored by Zero Knowledge Systems, Securify, and the
Electronic Privacy Information Center

General Chair: Simon Davies

Admission : free

Communications surveillance is now a global business. Over
the past three decades, law enforcement and national
security agencies have worked with the private sector to
ensure that all new forms of communications are capable of
being monitored. A range of new international legal
agreements provide the foundation for this activity.

Who are the key players in this new industry? What
mechanisms are being developed to build surveillance into
the architecture of communications? What forms of
technology are being used to intercept communications - and
to resist interception?

This unique one-day conference will explore these technical
and legal questions, and provide a public forum for open


9.15 Chairman's welcome and introduction

9.25 Setting the landscape of engagement. A overview of
the main players and key initiatives Tony Bunyan

9.50 Technique 1: Developing the Telephone System

* An overview of global National Security arrangements
Steve Wright (Omega Foundation)

* Re-Designing the Plain Old Telephone System
Barry Steinhardt (American Civil Liberties Union)

* The International Law Enforcement Telecommunications
Seminar Tony Bunyan (Statewatch)

10.45 Technique 2: Re-Designing the Internet

Intercepting the Internet

* The Russian SORM system; Boris Pustinsev, Citizens
Watch, Russia * The Regulation of Investigatory Powers
Act * The Netherlands interception arrangements. Maurice
Wessling (Bits of Freedom) * Unlawful conduct and the FBI
Carnivore system

International Collaboration (G8, Council of Europe)

Global Protocols

* IETF (invited * ETSI (invited)

11.30 BREAK

12.00 Technique 3: (De)Constructing Mobile Phone

* GSM surveillace techniques * UMTS surveillance
techniques Erich Moechel (Quintessenz, Austria)

1.00 LUNCH

2.15 Technique 4: Imminent Technologies

* Convergence * Mobile Telephony - - Advanced Services
of UMTS (location tracking, interactive services) - - Bluetooth
implications * Infrastructures of Identity * Privacy Risks of
Public Key Infrastructures: Stefan Brands

3.15 BREAK

3.45 Fighting for Privacy

Industry Perspectives

* Peter Harter (Securify) * Stephanie Perrin
(ZeroKnowledge Systems)

Legislative and Constitutional Protections

Technical Countermeasures

* Secure telephony; Eric Blossom, Starium * Secure
internet communications; ZeroKnowledge

4.45 Action Plan

* Human Rights Organisations -- Simon Davies (PI) *
Industry Action * Action through media

Places are strictly limited in number, so anyone wishing to
attend should email the conference chair, Simon Davies, at

Telephone enquiries : 0207 955 6579

Organising Committee: Simon Davies (PI & LSE), Erich
Moechel (Quintessenz), Barry Steinhardt (ACLU), Ian Brown
(UCL & Hidden Footprints), Stephanie Perrin (ZKS), Gus
Hosein (LSE).
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