Mark Your Calendars: CFP2011

Mark your calendars for the 21st annual Computers, Freedom & Privacy (CFP) conference, June 14-16, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

CFP is the leading policy conference exploring the impact of the Internet, computers and communications technology on society.  The conference is designed to engage the public, policymakers, technologists and privacy experts in discussions about our information society and the future of technology, innovation and freedom.

This year’s theme is “The Future is Now” and issues to be explored include:

  • The role of social media in the democracy movement in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Technology and social media to support human rights;
  • The impact of mobile personal computing technology on freedom and privacy;
  • Smart grid, e-health records, consumer location-based advertising. Cybersecurity, cloud computing, net neutrality, federated ID, ubiquitous surveillance.

Keynote speakers include danah boyd, senior researcher at Microsoft Research and research associate for Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and Bruce Schneier, chief security technology officer at BT and author of several books on security.

CFP will be held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Register online at  For more information, visit

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is on the planning committee for this year’s CFP. We hope you will join us in attending this informative event.