2001 Conferences

8th CACR Information Security Workshop
2nd Annual Privacy and Security Workshop
The Human Face of Privacy Technology
November 1 & 2, 2001

Conference location:
The Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The 8th CACR Information Security Workshop: The Human Face of Privacy Technology will be held November 1 & 2, 2001, at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. This is the second annual conference jointly organized by the Information Privacy Commission of Ontario and the Center for Applied Cryptographic Research, University of Waterloo.

In June of 2001, cell phone users in the Ottawa area found that their private conversations were being streamed live on the Internet. Earlier this year, the security protocol in the 802.11b wireless encryption standard was broken, resulting in users communications being potentially transparent to the outside world. In Guatemala, a worker with the Amnesty International delegation narrowly escaped an abduction attempt, and thwarted attempts to gain access to sensitive documents in her hotel room using privacy enhancing technologies.

Within the last year those involved in developing and implementing technology have experienced a growing awareness of privacy risks within those technologies and a better understanding of privacy averse environments. This awareness has brought to the fore the need to further develop and implement technologies that are privacy protective. Parallel to this, around the globe, economic crime units and law enforcement agencies, governments, businesses and lawyers wrestle with the tools to combat the international specter of cyber crime, while often sidelining key privacy issues. The exploration of privacy and security issues is fundamental to understanding how the construction and implementation of privacy policies and technologies can be improved for the real world.

This year's workshop will explore these and other privacy and security issues through a mix of traditional panel discussions and presentations as well as a Mock Cyber Crime Trial with audience participation and an interactive subject rights counter-surveillance event lead by Dr. Steve Mann, U of Toronto.

The workshop builds on the comments and suggestions provided by last year's delegates and speakers who suggested a further exploration into both leading edge privacy and security technologies and an exploration of the context that these technologies work within. As a result, the conference has been expanded to cover two days, including parallel breakout sessions. Attendee spots have been increased to 150 to meet demand and more time for discussion and networking has been set-aside in the evenings. For early registrants a conference package will be sent out before the event that includes additional material on the conference objective, speakers/organizers and a detailed backgrounder for the scheduled Mock Cyber Crime Trial that will take place.

The intended audience includes technology and security experts, CIO's, senior technology executives, cryptographers, engineers, law enforcement, academics, private sector leaders, privacy experts and students.


  • Alcatel Canada
  • Certicom Corp.
  • Communications Security Establishment, Canadian Federal Government
  • Fields Institute
  • Information & Privacy Commission, Ontario
  • JetNet Managed Internet Services Inc.
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Tivoli, an IBM Company
  • Mike Gurski (Conference Chair)
    Information & Privacy Commission, Ontario
  • Alfred Menezes
    Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR)
    University of Waterloo
  • Sherry Shannon-Vanstone
    Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) and SVI Consulting
Program Co-ordinators:
  • Robert Guerra, Director, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
  • Pasha Peroff, Technology Policy Researcher, Information & Privacy Commission, Ontario
  • David Tennenhouse, Junior Technology Policy Researcher, Information & Privacy Commission, Ontario
  • Jason Young, Faculty of Law, Queen's University
  • Kelly Anderson, Detective Sergeant, Electronic Crime Team, Anti-Rackets Section, Ontario Provincial Police
  • David Banisar, Research Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Nikita Borisov, UC Berkeley, Computer Science
  • Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Jennifer Granick, Clinical Director - Center for Internet & Society, Stanford University
  • Sushel Gupta, Federal Prosecutor/Computer Crime Advisor, Dept. of Justice Canada
  • Peter Hope-Tindall, dataPrivacy Partners Ltd.
  • Scott Hutchinson, Sr. Prosecutor, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Charles Karstadt, Manager, Technology Risk Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • His Honourable Mr. Justice Joseph Kenkel, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Tarun Khandelwal, Security Specialist, Tivoli, an IBM Company
  • Marc Levine, Senior Product Manager, Martus Project
  • Dr. Steve Mann, Professor, Computer Engineering Research Group, University of Toronto
  • Mary O'Donoghue, Senior Counsel and Manager of Legal Services, Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
  • Jagdish Parikh, Human Rights Watch
  • Stephanie Perrin, Chief Privacy Officer, Zero-Knowledge
  • Ron Ross, President, JetNet
  • Andrew Schulman, Chief Researcher, Privacy Foundation
  • Ari Schwartz, Sr. Policy Analyst, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, CEO, Arcamatrix
  • Arni Stinnissen, Detective Staff Sergeant, Electronic Crime Team, Anti-Rackest Section, Ontario Provincial Police
  • Laurence Surtees, Telecommunications analyst, IDC Canada Ltd.
  • Kristen Tsolis, Computer Security Researcher, US Navy Postgraduate School
  • John Wright, The Loyalty Group
Workshop Program

Day One


8:00 - 9:00 AM


8:00 - 9:00

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome from the Chair

Mike Gurski

9:10 - 9:30

Keynote: Security and Privacy: Can we strike the right balance? It's a whole new world.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

9:30 - 10:15

Keynote: Re-inventing Privacy: The Need to Think From Different Perspectives when Building a Privacy Architecture

Stephanie Perrin

10:15 - 10:30

Refreshment Break

10:30 - 11:45

Keynote: Perspectives on Subjectrights

Dr. Steve Mann

11:45 - 12:15 PM

Lunch Break

12:15 - 1:15

Lunch Speaker: Never Lost, Always Found: The Business Case for Wireless Privacy

Laurence Surtees

1:15 - 2:00

JetNet Presentation: The Challenges of Turning a Security Company into a Privacy & Security Company

Ron Ross

2:00 - 2:15

Refreshment Break

2:15 - 5:15

Cybercrime Trial: "Privacy: The First Cyber Crime Victim"

The Honourable Mr. Justice Joseph Kenkel

Kelly Anderson

Dave Banisar

Jennifer Granick

Sushel Gupta

Scott Hutchinson

Arni Stinnissen

Kristen Tsolis

5:15 - 5:30

Conference Adjourns

6:30 - 10:00

Dinner & Entertainment

The Faculty Club, University of Toronto

Day Two


8:00 - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15

Breakout A: Panel: Latest developments in privacy and security technology

Tarun Khandelwal

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

Breakout B: Privacy in the Workplace

Mary O’Donoghue

Charles Karstadt

Andrew Schulman

10:15 - 10:45

Refreshment Break

10:45 - 12:15 PM

Panel Presentation: Wireless Privacy, the Do’s and Don’ts of Wireless: A Critical Analysis of Methods for the Future (Case Study: The Cracking of the 802.11 Encryption Code)

Nikita Borisov

Ari Schwartz

P3P Privacy Specifications Summary (20 minutes)

Ari Schwartz

12:15 - 12:45

Lunch Break

12:45 - 1:45

Lunch Speakers: Freedom of Expression in the Digital World: The Human Rights Perspective

Amnesty International Latin American Country Specialist

Jagdish Parikh

1:45 - 2:45

Breakout C: Managing Privacy & Security Risks Through Architecture Design

Peter Hope-Tindall

Breakout D: Applications of Privacy Technology: Protecting Human Rights and Consumer Privacy

Marc Levine

John Wright

2:45 - 3:00

Refreshment Break

3:00 - 3:30

Concluding Remarks: Challenging Complacence

Brian Beamish

Alfred Menezes

3:30 PM

Conference Ends


There is no registration fee for guests invited by the sponsors (Alcatel, Certicom, Communications Security Establishment, Fields Institute, Information & Privacy Commission, JetNet, MITACS, Pitney Bowes, and Tivoli). The registration fee for other participants is as follows:
  • Cdn $300 (US $200).
  • For participants affiliated with an academic institution: Cdn $150 (US $100).
Please register as soon as possible as space is limited for this workshop; registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration fees will include admission to all presentations, breakfasts, lunches, the banquet, and handouts.

To register, please complete in full, the attached REGISTRATION FORM and return it along with your payment to:
Mrs. Frances Hannigan, C&O Dept.,
University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.

You may also register by email (fhannigan@math.uwaterloo.ca) or by phone (Frances Hannigan: 519-888-4027). Payment is also acceptable by credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) at the start of the conference. However, your credit card number is required at that time and receipt of payment will be forwarded at the end of the conference.

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The workshop will be held at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Each participant will arrange their own travel and accommodation for the meeting. There are many hotels close to the University of Toronto. A list of hotels can be found at: www.fields.utoronto.ca/resources/housing.html. When reserving a room, please note that you are eligible for the Fields Institute rates as described on this website.


The closest airport is Lester Pearson Airport (Toronto Airport).

For a map of the University of Toronto, please see http://oracle.osm.utoronto.ca/map/. The Faculty Club is mapped FC on the map.

For further information or to return your Registration, please contact:
Mrs. Frances Hannigan
Department of Combinatorics & Optimization
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
e-mail: fhannigan@math.uwaterloo.ca
Fax: (519) 725-5441
Phone: (519) 888-4027

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