SPOTLIGHT: National Security and Personal Privacy



  • Debate and discussion with the experts. Join us as we convene a high profile panel from the Electronic Frontier Fndn, CA Office of Emergency Services and KPMG Israel that you won't want to miss!

    Co-Sponsored by the Churchill Club


    Mike Langberg, Personal Technology Editor, San Jose Mercury News


    Lee Tien, Senior First Amendment Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Doron Rotman, Partner, KPMG Information Risk Management, KPMG (Israel)
    James T. Watkins, Chief Information Officer, California State Office of Emergency Services

    Email surveillance, wire-taps without warrants, bio-identity, mobile-phone location tracing, and other invasive security measures are being proposed with new vigor in response to the September 11 terrorist acts. The current climate of fear has resulted in renewed calls to protect lives by reducing individual privacy.

    The Software Development Forum has convened an expert panel to inform software developers, business professionals and policy makers regarding some of the important issues and technologies in the arena of privacy and security. The panel will also discuss what new technologies are being sought and bought - an important consideration as Silicon Valley struggles through an extended economic slump.

    The public policy decisions we make about Homeland Security and Civil Liberties now will affect our children's safety and quality of life. This event is an excellent way to participate in intelligent debate about the role of technology in these decisions. Privacy and security is an area that no developer or technology entrepreneur can afford to ignore. Come hear experts discuss how they are dealing with these difficult challenges.

    Come and network with like-minded professionals. To facilitate your networking, pre-registered members can include a 50-word description about a job opening, services offered, etc. To be included, send your name, preferred contact information and a 50-word (or less) description to [email protected] by 5:00pm on October 15th.

    PLUS! Ten of you will have 30-seconds with the microphone to announce the ideal job you're looking for, open positions, new products, etc..

    Bring your appetite: A large assortment of appetizers and hot hors d'oeuvres will be served, along with a no-host bar. Pre-paid guests will receive one complimentary drink coupon.

    Event Logistics


    Michael's Restaurant
    2960 N. Shoreline Blvd.
    Mountain View, CA


    6:00-7:00pm Hot Appetizers/No Host Bar/Networking
    7:00-7:15pm Announcements/"Open Mic" Session
    7:15-8:00pm Program
    8:00-8:30pm Open Q&A


    Cost (including hot appetizers and no-host bar)
    $35 SDForum and Churchill Club members
    $50 Non-members

    Pre-registration unavailable at this time. Please register at the door.