2005 Conferences

6th Annual Privacy and Security Workshop &
14th CACR Information Security Workshop
Privacy and Security: Disclosure

Slides are available here

November 3-4, 2005
The Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto

Privacy & Security: Disclosure will be held November 3-4, 2005, at the University of Toronto, Canada. This is the sixth annual conference jointly organized by the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy (University of Toronto) and the Center for Applied Cryptographic Research (University of Waterloo).

Even though the privacy discussion continues to focus on consent and its variations, disclosure, or transparency, needs to be given greater attention. Within the public and private sector, privacy practices, policies, glitches and information governance needs to be more thoroughly dealt with. This involves not just the `after the fact' communications clean up or the pollyanna marketing of privacy. The privacy and security discussion really needs to focus on responsible `information management' that accounts for the political, social and economic effects of weak accountability and poor control of expanding networks of information and converging technologies. Disclosure does not stop at the policy practices or circumstances where information can be revealed, shared, sold and bought. Disclosure needs to reveal how a person's personal information is managed and what tests and certifications have been used to protect personal information at all levels.

This year's workshop will explore disclosure-related issues through a mix of traditional panel discussions and presentations and will draw on the knowledge and expertise of a variety of leading practitioners, thinkers, academics, lawyers and authors to discuss their ideas, insights and solutions.

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.


  • Mike Gurski (Conference Co-Chair), Bell Security Solutions Inc.
  • Richard Owens (Conference Co-Chair), Centre for Innovation Law & Policy
  • Alfred Menezes, University of Waterloo
  • Pasha Peroff, Anzen Consulting Ltd.
  • Caspar Bowden, Microsoft EMEA
  • Stefan Brands, Credentica
  • Richard Brisebois, Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Nigel Brown, IBM
  • Jacquelyn Burkell, University of Western Ontario
  • Jan Camenisch, IBM Research (Zurich)
  • Robert Carty, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
  • Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ron Deibert, University of Toronto
  • Roger Dingledine, Moria Research Labs
  • Charles Giordana, Bell Canada
  • Marcel Gingras, Cinnabar Networks Inc.
  • Robert Guerra, Privaterra
  • Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa
  • Larry Korba, National Research Council
  • David Loukidelis, Information & Privacy Commissioner for BC
  • David Lyon, Queen's University
  • Bill O'Brien, Bell Canada
  • Larry Ponemon, Ponemon Institute
  • Malcolm Saravanamuttoo, EKOS Research
  • Bharat Shah, Ryerson University
  • Robert Ellis Smith, Privacy Journal
  • Valerie Steeves, University of Ottawa
  • Jennifer Stoddart, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Latanya Sweeney, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Phil Tunley, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • John Weigelt, Microsoft Canada
  • Jason Young, Deeth Williams Wall LLP
An agenda is available here.
Slides from some of the presentations are available here