“Computers, Freedom and Privacy
(CFP) is the most important computer conference you've
never heard of.”
Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, April 4, 2000
For over a decade, the Computers, Freedom & Privacy
Conference has played a major role in the public debate
on the future of privacy and freedom in the online
world. The CFP audience is as diverse as the Net itself,
with attendees not only from government, business,
education, and non-profits, but also from the community
of computer professionals, hackers, crackers and engineers
who work the code of cyberspace. The themes have been
broad and forward-looking. CFP explores what will be.
It is the place where the future is mapped.
CFP2004 will explore the most important issues facing
the Internet and freedom, including: the role of technology
in providing national security and preserving individual
privacy and freedom in the post-9-11 world; the impact
of new legal and technical developments on the Internet's
utility as a medium for disseminating and archiving
information, interacting with individuals, and culture;
the role of computer and telecommunications technologies
in the political process, and much, much more.
For more information, visit the main CFP page – http://www.cfp.org and
read CFP2000 Chair Lorrie Cranor’s essay on Ten
Years of Computers, Freedom and Privacy.