From IP JUSTICE, and international civil liberties organization:
United Nations
Internet Governance Forum
Athens, Greece
2 Privacy Workshops
31st October 2006

Workshop 1
“Privacy and Identity Matters”

11:30-13:00 ~ 31 October 2006

This workshop will show that privacy and security are not exclusive
policy issues. We will look at the emerging digital identity
infrastructures that to date have received little public scrutiny and
attention. We will highlight the increasing importance of identity and
authentication systems, and discuss the challenges and legal implications.


Gus Hosein
Information Systems Group, The London School of Economics and Political
Science, London
– introduction and overview


Jerry Fishenden
Microsoft, UK National Technology Officer, London
– privacy, security and identity

Simon Davies
Information Systems Group, The London School of Economics and Political
Science, London
– a view from the real policy world

Christian Möller
Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Office of the
Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna
– identity, anonymity and free expression

Jan Schallaböck
Independent Centre for Privacy Protection, Kiel
– the European landscape and the work of the Privacy and Identity
Management in Europe (PRIME) project

Stephanie Perrin

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Ottawa
– global issues and international standards

Workshop 2
“Privacy, Development, and Globalisation”

13:30-15:00 ~ 31 October 2006

This workshop will address the issues surrounding cross-border data flows
in a global information society. We will address the links between
privacy, economic development, and good governance, and map out the likely
landscape of future policy issues.


Ralf Bendrath

University of Bremen; WSIS Privacy & Security Working Group
– introduction and overview
Cristos Velasco
North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce, Mexico City
– developing national privacy legislation under external constraints
Michael Silber
Internet Service Providers’ Assiciation of South Africa, Johannesburg
– privacy from the internet industry’s perspective in the South
David W. Maher
Public Interest Registry, Chicago
– ICANN, privacy issues, and global particpation

Zoi Talidou
Hellenic Data Protection Authority, Athens
– international data flows and transnational privacy enforcement

Anriette Esterhuysen
The Association for Progressive Communication, Johannesburg
– the challenge of linking privacy and development

Venue, Registration and Logistics

The venue of the Internet Governance Forum is
10 Agiou Nikolaou & Iliou, 166 71 Vouliagmeni
tel. No + 30 210 8911100, fax : + 30 210 9658010

Register your participation at
This will also provide you with a code for getting the hotel discount rate.

A list of hotels as well as more useful information can be found at
The Greece government is generously providing free transport from and to
the airport for IGF participants.

*Information about the Speakers*

Ralf Bendrath is a political scientist and a researcher at the
Collaborative Research Center “Transformations of the State” at the
University of Bremen, Germany. He is currently working on the governance
of privacy in the project “Regulation and Legitimacy on the Internet”.
Before specializing in privacy issues, he has researched and published
extensively on cyber-security, information warfare, international security
policy, and peace research. From 2003 to 2005, Ralf Bendrath was chief
editor of, the leading civil society website on the
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). He is co-coordinator of
the international “Privacy and Security” Working Group of WSIS Civil
Society, and was a civil society member in the German government
delegation to the WSIS summits in 2003 and 2005. He is a founding member
of the German advocacy group ‘Netzwerk Neue Medien’ and also active in
European Digital Rights (EDRi). Ralf Bendrath is a founding member of the
Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet).

Simon Davies is one of the world’s leading figures in privacy and data
protection and has worked in more than 30 countries on issues ranging from
identity cards to military surveillance. His work in privacy, data
protection, consumer rights, policy analysis and technology assessment has
spanned more than twenty years. His role as founder and director of the
watchdog group Privacy International has put him at the cutting edge of
privacy across the full spectrum of issues. His expertise in identity and
identity systems, in particular, has been called upon by many of the
world’s intergovernmental organisations and parliaments. The UK based
Privacy International, now with members in more than 40 countries, was
founded in 1990 and is a strong voice for privacy reform across the world.
Simon Davies is also the founder of the Big Brother Awards, a prize now
given internationally to organizations and individuals who commit
particularly flagrant violations of the right to privacy. Since 1997 Simon
Davies has been a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Information Systems
of the London School of Economics. He has also been a consultant adviser
to numerous government, professional and corporate bodies in Europe and
North America.

Anriette Esterhuysen is the Executive Director of the Association for
Progressive Communications, an international nongovernmental organization
that focuses on the use of information and communication technologies by
civil society for social justice and development. She was Executive
Director of SANGONET, an electronic information and communications service
provider for the development sector in South Africa from 1993 to 2000.
Mrs. Esterhuysen has a background in information and communications in the
social justice and development sectors. She is also a founder of WomenNet
in South Africa and served on the African Technical Advisory Committee of
the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Information Society
Initiative. She was a member of the Social Science Research Council’s
Information Technology and International Cooperation Steering Committee
and is a member of the High-level Advisory Board for the UN Global
Alliance for ICT and Development. She serves on the governing boards of
Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange, Ungana-Afrika in
Pretoria, and the Society for International Development.

Jerry Fishenden is Microsoft UK’s National Technology Officer and
spokesman on the value and implications of present and future
technological developments – and their impact on public policy. As NTO,
Jerry is responsible for helping to develop Microsoft’s vision around the
use of IT for transforming the way we learn, live and work. Prior to
joining Microsoft Jerry worked in a variety of senior positions in the
public sector, including as head of business systems for the UK’s chief
financial services regulator in the City of London; as an Officer of the
House of Commons, establishing the Parliamentary Data and Video Network at
the Houses of Parliament; and as a Director of IT in the National Health
Service (NHS).

Gus Hosein is a Senior Fellow at Privacy International where he directs
the ‘Terrorism and the Open Society’ programme. At Privacy International
he also co-ordinates the Policy Laundering Project in association with the
American Civil Liberties Union and Statewatch. He is a Visiting Fellow at
the London School of Economics where he lectures on courses on data
protection and the Information Society. He holds a PhD from the LSE and a
B.Math from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

David W. Maher is Senior Vice President – Law and Policy of Public
Interest Registry, a nonprofit corporation responsible for management of
the registry of the .ORG top level domain. From 1999 until 2002, he was
Vice President – Public Policy of the Internet Society. Mr. Maher is a
registered patent attorney with extensive experience in intellectual
property and entertainment law. Mr. Maher was General Counsel to the
Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, Inc. for over 20
years and was the recipient of the Bureau’s Torch of Integrity Award in
1999. In 1996, as a well-regarded authority on Internet domain names, Mr.
Maher was asked by the Internet Society to serve on the 11 member
International Ad Hoc Committee (IAHC). The IAHC developed proposals for
dispute-resolution with “cyber-squatters”, which were later adopted by
WIPO and now form the nucleus of the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution
Policy, a global arbitration and mediation system for trademark-domain
name disputes. Mr. Maher is a member of the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation
Center Panel of Neutrals. Mr. Maher currently serves as a member of the
Visiting Committee to the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.
He is a member of the American Law Institute and has lectured and written
articles on the Internet, intellectual property and communications law.

Christian Möller is programme officer at the office of the OSCE
Representative on Freedom of the Media in Vienna. He holds a Master’s
degree in Media and Literature Studies, German Language and Public Law
from Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany, and is also researching
on the influence of technical development on freedom of the media on the
Internet. Before his employment at the OSCE, he worked for more than three
years for the Unabhängige Landesanstalt für das Rundfunkwesen (ULR), one
of Germany’s federal media authorities.

Stephanie Perrin is the Director of Strategic Policy and Research at the
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. She is the former Chief
Privacy Officer for Zero Knowledge Systems, a privacy-enhancing technology
company that was active in pushing the boundaries of anonymity on the
Internet during 2000-2002. During that time she was the Team Leader of an
expert group reporting to CEN/ISSS on the benefits of standards in
implementing the European Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of
individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.

Jan Schallaböck was a legal trainee at the German Federal Foreign Office
before joining the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection in Kiel,
Germany, to be working on the PRIME-project. His interests concern
different matters of information society, focusing on privacy enhancement
and questions of copyright regulation. He has worked with
Heinrich-Böll-Foundation as an observer at the UN World Summit of the
Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis and Geneva 2003 and 2005 and was a
project coordinator at Technical University Berlin in project developing
scenarios for, and researching social consequences of the use of Trusted
Computing technologies. He majored in European and International Law.

Michael Silber, BProc LLB (University of the Witwatersrand), is a
practicing South African attorney and ICT specialist. He currently serves
as regulatory advisor for the Internet Service Providers’ Association of
South Africa, and as the senior adjudicator for the Wireless Applications
Service Providers’ Association. He is a consultant with Michalsons
Attorneys. Mr. Silber is a director of the .za domain name authority, and
a founding member of ISOC-ZA, the South African chapter of the Internet
Society. He was a voting member of ICANN’s Nominating Committee in both
2005 and 2006 (representative of the country code Names Supporting
Organisation). Mr. Silber is a member of the executive committee of the
Communications Users Association of South Africa. Previously, he was the
general manager of the Trust Centre division of the South African Post
Office Limited, responsible for its public key infrastructure and
electronic signature project.

Zoi Talidou is a lawyer, currently working as a legal auditor at the
Hellenic Data Protection Authority. She holds specialization in the field
data protection and new Technologies. She has an LL.M. in European Data
Protection Law and a PhD with the topic Selfregulation in the Field of
Data Protection, both from the University of Freiburg in Germany. She
published a book in Germany with the Title “Regulated Selfregulation in
the field of Data Protection”. She gathered experience by working at the
German Data Protection Authority and at the European Data Protection
Supervisor. Mrs. Talidou has spoken and written on RFID and data
protection legal issues as well as on the EU Data-Retention-Directive. She
also worked on a research Project for the LEGAL-IST group.

Cristos Velasco is a Mexican attorney with experience in international
trade, telecommunications and Internet & e-commerce law. He holds
specializations in Business Law from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de
Mexico (ITAM), and International Trade Law from Universidad Panamericana
(UP). He has an LL.M in International Trade Law from the University of
Arizona in Tucson. Since 2002, he has been a researcher and lecturer on
Internet and e-commerce law at Mexico City’s Instituto Tecnologico
Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). He is the founder and general director of the
North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce (NACPEC) a website in charge of disseminating information on
the regulation of the Internet and e-commerce consumer protection with the
aim of facilitating research guidance and fostering education and
awareness among policy makers, academia, consumer groups and civil society

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