SF Bay ISOC Public Forum RESCHEDULED for May 15th, 2013

SF Bay ISOC Public Forum RESCHEDULED for May 15th, 2013


Our featured speaker has been in DC working on the Cyber-Security Information Protection Act (CISPA) all last week, and will be at a hearing regarding location tracking and privacy this Thursday. While the postponement may be inconvenient for some, he will have much more information for us regarding the voting and potential impact of CISPA upon individual rights in the United States.

The time for the event remains unchanged: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A light meal will still be provided. Event location will be confirmed soon.


Cybersecurity: What Is the Proper Role of the Government?

CB007973Cybersecurity, long a concern of tech industry insiders, has been in the news a lot lately. It’s also been increasingly on the agenda of government agencies and policymakers. And that could be a cause for concern for those interested in preserving openness, innovation and freedom on the Internet.

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Internet Society (SF Bay ISOC) is joining with the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) to sponsor a public discussion on the difficult challenges of crafting government policy to enhance private sector cybersecurity. Jim Dempsey, CDT’s Vice President for Public Policy, will speak on the topic, with a question-and-answer session immediately following.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., PDT. It will be held at the LinkedIn facility at 2029 Stierlin Court in Mountain View, California. Signage will direct attendees where to park and to the building entrance. A light dinner will be provided. For more information, please visit www.sfbayisoc.org or www.cdt.org.

Jim Dempsey has been with CDT for 15 years.  He currently heads CDT West.  He is quoted often in the media and has testified numerous times before congressional committees. Prior to joining CDT, Mr. Dempsey served for ten years on the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights.


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