The CPSR Compiler - February 2009
COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS for SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Turning Thoughts to Actions
- Anniversary of the Council of Europe Convention on Data Protection
- Celebration of International Privacy Day
- 2009 World Congress on Privacy, Security, Trust and the Management of e-Business - Call For Papers
- No Charge Licensed Software RFI
January 28 marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe Convention on Data Protection (No. 108), the most important international law for privacy. Civil society organizations around the world celebrated International Privacy Day with a call to governments to sign on to the Council of Europe Privacy Convention, which was opened for signature on January 28, 1981. The object of the Privacy Convention, known as "Convention 108," is to strengthen data protection for individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal information relating to them.
More than 40 countries have ratified the Convention. Many more countries around the world should support the Convention including the United States.
See Convention No. 108
EPIC, Council of Europe Privacy Convention:
COE Privacy Convention - Text
Graham Greenleaf, "Accession to Council of Europe privacy Convention 108 by non-European states":
International Privacy Day Campaign (with activities)
The Public Voice:
On January 28, 2009 many countries celebrated the International Privacy Day. The Council of Europe, with the support of the European Commission, created this important day three years ago. The Day featured events across Europe, including meetings and educational programs. The day was also aimed at making citizens "aware of the risks inherent and associated with the illegal mishandling and unfair processing of their personal data". Due to its significance, governments from the United States and Canada, as well as private sector organizations from different countries, and civil society organizations have joined this effort.
The reality is that there is very little what consumers can do today to protect their personal information and, if we are to develop meaningful solutions that address the real problems associated with the collection and use of personal information, the focus must necessarily be on those organization - industry and governments - in control of the data concerning our private lives. The key point is to motivate people to action - not just checking their privacy settings, shredding old bank statements or installing a browser extension, but to raise awareness of why meaningful regulation of privacy and enforcement of *privacy rights* are key for the protection of our ability to control our own personal information.
BEUC - The European Consumers' Organisation issued a press release identifying three key areas currently being debated at European level that raise specific concerns: E-privacy directive, RFID, Graduated Responses
The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue -(TACD) is calling for governments in the U.S. and Europe to implement basic consumer rights when people use electronic technologies such as computers, email, and the Internet.
The Habeas Data community (In Latin America) is organizing a happy hour to meet and strategize as well as publishing many articles in the Latin-American blogosphere.
The Public Voice - International Privacy Day Campaign (with activities)
NL International: International privacy day
Europe: Edri-Gram Newsletter on Data Protection Day
Macedonia: "January 28, International Privacy Day"
Mexico: Día Mundial de la Protección de Datos 2009
LatinoAmerica: Habes Data Blog
USA: International Privacy Day
USA: U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy on International Privacy Day
USA: Privacy.org - Privacy - Real Problems. Real Solutions. http://www.privacy.org
UK: LIBERTY. International Privacy Day
NO2ID :: View topic - 28th January: International Privacy Day.
August 25 - 27, 2009
Saint John,New Brunswick, Canada
We are pleased to announce that the annual World Congress on the Management of e-Business conference organized by McMaster University's eBusiness Research Centre (MeRC) and the annual Privacy, Security and Trust conference (PST) organized by the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in cooperation with the National Research Council of Canada Institute for Information Technology (NRC-IIT) are coming together in 2009. This joint event will operate as the 2009 World Congress on Privacy, Security, Trust and the Management of e-Business and the conference will take place August 25 - 27, 2009, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
By combining forces we are able to offer attendees a much richer experience for a single registration fee. The 2009 World Congress on Privacy, Security, Trust and the Management of e-Business will include workshops, tutorials, panel discussions, keynote speakers, research papers, a graduate student symposium, a public safety / critical infrastructure summit and social events.
The 9th Annual World Congress on the Management of eBusiness provides a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to come together to present, discuss and review recent, ground-breaking research results on the deployment and use of information technologies and services for eBusiness. This conference promises to inform eBusiness practice, establish research directions, and facilitate future research collaborations. This conference would be of high interest and relevance to researchers interested in disseminating eBusiness research results and to companies seeking to advance their business agendas through professional research. Special themed tracks for the Congress include: eHealth, HCI, eInnovation and eGovernment.
The 7th Annual Privacy, Security and Trust Conference provides a forum for researchers world-wide to report on their latest research and engage in meaningful discussions and networking. PST 2009 will once again be held in cooperation with the IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy. The conference is also affiliated with the IFIP Technical Committee on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems - Working Group 11.11 on Trust Management. Special themed tracks for the Conference include: privacy, security and trust.
High-quality papers not under review or previously accepted or published elsewhere are solicited. There will be Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards. Paper submissions should be in the IEEE format, with the first page bearing authors' affiliations, names and contact details. Accepted papers will be published in joint proceedings by IEEE in hard copy and online. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB).
- Important Dates:
- April 3, 2009 Research Paper Submission Deadline
- June 5, 2009 Research Paper Notification of Acceptance
- June 15, 2009 Practitioner Paper Submission Deadline
- July 3, 2009 Final Research Manuscript Due
Dr. Khaled Hassanein
Chair, Information Systems Area
Director, McMaster eBusiness Research Centre (MeRC)
Associate Professor of Information Systems
DeGroote School Of Business, McMaster University
Tel. (905) 525-9140 ext. 23956
Fax: (905) 528-0556
hassank (at) mcmaster.ca
Dr. Mark McIntyre
Group Leader, Maritime Information and Knowledge Management
Chef de Groupe/Gestion de l'information et du savoir maritimes
DRDC Atlantic/RDDC Atlantique
Tel. (902) 426-3100 ext. 243
Fax: (902) 426-9654
mark.mcintyre (at) drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Honorary Conference Chair
University of New Brunswick , Canada
ghorban (at) unb.ca
Program Committee Theme Chairs
Dr. David Townsend, University of New Brunswick, Canada
townsen (at) unb.ca
Security Theme Chair
Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
zincir (at) cs.dal.ca
Trust Theme Chair
Dr. Andrew Patrick, National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Canada
andrew.patrick (at) nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
eHealth Theme Chair
Dr. Norman Archer, McMaster University, Canada
archer (at) mcmaster.ca
HCI Theme Chair
Dr. Milena Head, McMaster University, Canada
headm (at) mcmaster.ca
eInnovation Theme Chair
Dr. Michael Bliemel, Dalhousie University, Canada
eGovernment Theme Chair
Dr. William McIver, Jr, National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Canada
bill.mciver (at) nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Graduate Student Symposium Co-Chairs
Wei Lu, University of New Brunswick, Canada
wlu (at) unb.ca
Natalia Stakhanova, University of New Brunswick, Canada
natalia (at) unb.ca
Patrick Hung, UOIT
Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs
Scott Buffett, National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Canada
Ed Brown, Memorial University , Canada
Local Arrangements Chair
Jeff Roach, Propel ICT
Liqiang Geng, National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Canada Conference Manager
Greg Sprague, National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Canada
greg.sprague (at) nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Ilia Goldfarb, National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Canada
Registration and Finance Chair
Linda Vienneau,National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Canada
The text of the RFI is now publicly available on MERX at the following link.
This is an opportunity to make input into the Government of Canada's "guidelines related to the planning, acquisition, use and disposal of No Charge Licensed Software (NCLS)" aka Free and Open Source Software.
For guidelines for submissions in English, please click here. The deadline is February 19, 2009.
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