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From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 03:34:38 -0600 (CST)

Forwarded from: Paul Taylor <paul.taylor () complinet com>

(BW)(NY-IEEE-SPECTRUM) ADVISORY/Media Briefing on Surveillance
Technology for Tracking and Preventing Terror Threats To be Hosted by
IEEE Spectrum and New York Academy of Sciences

    Business Editors
    ADVISORY...for Wednesday (Oct. 31)

    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--


WHAT:        A media briefing on "Surveillance Technology: Protecting
             Public Places and Tracking Terror Threats" featuring
             subject experts in technology, law, civil liberties and
             freedom of information/personal privacy protection.

WHEN:        Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

WHERE:       In-person: New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd St.
             (between Fifth Ave. & Madison Ave.), NYC
             Via audio teleconference: (973) 628-6885

DETAILS:     The five member expert panel discussion, moderated by
             IEEE Spectrum editor Susan Hassler, will discuss current
             and future surveillance technologies that can be employed
             to help prevent terrorist threats as well as the legal,
             moral and societal impact of their implementation.
             Michael Vatis, Director of the Institute for Security
             Technology Studies at Dartmouth College, will issue the
             public call that he makes in the November issue of IEEE
             Spectrum for the establishment of a "Manhattan Project"
             to counter terrorism.

             Other panelists include:

             -    Steve Maybank, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Third IEEE
                  International Workshop on Visual Surveillance and a
                  Researcher in Computer Vision, University of
                  Reading, U.K.
             -    Joseph Atick, Ph.D., Chairman, Chief Executive
                  Officer and Co-founder of Visionics Corp., a leader
                  in biometrics, a method of identify people by
                  scanning and quantifying their unique physical
                  characteristics
             -    Barry Steinhardt, Associate Director of the American
                  Civil Liberties Union
             -    Robert Freeman, Executive Director, Committee on
                  Open Government, New York State Department of State

                  This special media briefing is co-sponsored by IEEE
                  Spectrum magazine, the trusted authority on
                  technology, and New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS),
                  an independent, non-profit organization committed to
                  serving society through science and technology.
                  Rodney W. Nichols, President and CEO of the Academy
                  will serve as host.

CONTACT:          Advance registration is required. Pre-registered
                  teleconference participants will be sent press
                  materials in advance of the meeting.

                  R.S.V.P. via phone or e-mail to:
                  Vu Chung / Scott Berwitz
                  KCSA Public Relations Worldwide
                  (212) 896-1238 / (212) 896-1272
                  vchung () kcsa com / sberwitz () kcsa com





    --30--jtp/ny*

    CONTACT: KCSA Public Relations Worldwide
             Vu Chung / Scott Berwitz
             212/896-1238 / 212/896-1272
             vchung () kcsa com / sberwitz () kcsa com

    KEYWORD: NEW YORK
    INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS GOVERNMENT LEGAL/LAW
    TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY
    SOURCE: IEEE Spectrum




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