2006 Conferences

7th Annual Privacy and Security Workshop &
15th CACR Information Security Workshop
Your Identity Please: Identity Theft and Identity Management in the 21st Century

November 2-3, 2006
The Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto
Final Announcement: October 23, 2006
The agenda, slides, and recordings are available here
The list of participants is available here

Your Identity Please: Identity Theft and Identity Management in the 21st Century will be held November 2-3, 2006, at the University of Toronto, Canada. This is the seventh annual privacy and security conference jointly organized by the Privacy Centre of Excellence (Bell Security Solutions Inc.), the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy (University of Toronto), and the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (University of Waterloo).

This year's workshop will explore the many aspects of identity theft and identity management within the context of security and privacy. Identity management was once a mixture of easy single sign-on and PKI guarantees that could truly identify a person or entity and bind their transactions. However, electronic identity and identity management has reached a turning point. Both public and private sector organizations see, with ever increasing clarity, the need to answer key questions such as:

  • What is the accepted middle ground between a government or business decree for the use, creation or destruction of a person's digital identity and that person's consent to be identity managed?
  • How many digital identities should a person have? One national ID, a globally unique ID or many?
  • Is law enforcement challenged by identifying persons or uncovering networks of association?
  • What are the inherent policy implications of specific technical architectures?
  • What underlying identity management capabilities allow for stealing identities?
  • Are current fair information practices and privacy legislation sufficient to provide privacy safeguards?
Answers to these types of questions will determine the use and adoption of proffered identity management solutions. Such answers as well as old and newly formulated solutions will be explored and assessed against principles of security and privacy.

A strong focus on identity theft in relation to Identity Management will also be a highlight of this year's workshop. Identity theft continues to be one of the least understood phenomena of our digital age. Focus for solutions seems to default to personal vigilance. This workshop will explore the architecture of identity theft, highlight some of the leading edge research in this space and provide opportunities to discuss the solutions that directly relate to privacy, security and identity management.

As well, this year's event will have an expanded series of 'salons' that will be modeled on the great salons of turn-of-the-century Paris. These salons will debut the recent research and solutions of the International Security Trust & Privacy Alliance, Bell Security Solutions' Privacy Centre for Excellence, Microsoft and many more.

The intended audience includes technology and security experts, CIOs, senior technology executives, health professionals, cryptographers, engineers, law enforcement, practitioners, academics, private sector leaders, privacy experts, and students. Attendees may also be interested in the Privacy, Security and Trust 2006 conference which will be held from October 30 to November 1 in Markham.

Sponsors: Organizers:
  • Mike Gurski (Conference Chair), Bell Security Solutions Inc.
  • Alfred Menezes, University of Waterloo
  • Richard Owens, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Pasha Peroff, Independent consultant
  • Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carlisle Adams, University of Ottawa
  • Serge Bertini, CA Inc.
  • Krista Boa, University of Toronto
  • Tim Bouma, Treasury Board of Canada
  • Stefan Brands, Credentica
  • Jean Camp, Indiana University
  • Bob Carty, CBC
  • Mike Chiussi, University of Toronto
  • Andrew Clement, University of Toronto
  • Ron Deibert, University of Toronto
  • Roger Dingledine, Moria Research Labs
  • Charles Giordana, Bell Canada
  • Ian Goldberg, University of Waterloo
  • Susheel Gupta, Justice Canada
  • Mike Gurski, Bell Security Solutions Inc.
  • Mark Hayes, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Peter Henry, ID Alarm
  • Peter Hope-Tindall, ServiceOntario
  • Rebecca Johnston, The Privacy Network
  • Constantine Karbaliotis, Symantec
  • Larry Korba, National Research Council
  • Philippa Lawson, CIPPIC
  • Fred MacKenzie, Bell Canada
  • Jonathan Rusch, U.S. Department of Justice
  • John Sabo, CA Inc.
  • Malcolm Saravanamuttoo, EKOS Research
  • Howard Simkevitz, Goodman, Carr & Wakefield LLP
  • Andrea Slane, University of Toronto
  • Arni Stinnissen, Ontario Provincial Police
  • Latanya Sweeney, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Alicia Wanless, SeaBoard Group
  • John Weigelt, Microsoft Canada
Conference Venue:
The Faculty Club is located on Willcocks Street between Spadina and Huron. A map of the University of Toronto campus is available here. Parking information is available here.

The Faculty Club is located on Willcocks Street between Spadina and Huron. You can find the closest hotels listed on the Fields Institute web-site. There are no rooms set aside specifically for this workshop, however, you can still request for the Fields Institute Corporate rate when booking your room.

There is no registration fee for guests invited by the sponsors (BSSI, BUL, Blakes, CA, CACR, CILP, Microsoft Canada, MITACS, and Symantec). The registration fee for other participants is Cdn $400. Registration fees will include admission to all presentations, breakfasts, lunches, the banquet, and handouts.

Further Information:
Please send your inquiries to privacy2006@uwaterloo.ca