FIPR: Foundation for Information Policy Research
Conference Proceedings or Presentations
- Unprecedented Safeguards For Unprecedented Capabilities, presented at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, National Security Forum Conference, "International Cooperation to Combat Cyber Attacks", 7th December 1999. (Note: PDF file format also available).
- Speech to "The Public Voice in Electronic Commerce", OECD Paris - October 11th, 1999.
- Presentation by Nicholas Bohm on Law enforcement access to keys - legal and human rights issues, Presented at Scrambling for Safety 3.5.
- "Illustrative Proposals for Ways Forward", Caspar Bowden, Director of FIPR, speech at IEE conference on DTI Consultation paper (Building Confidence in Electronic Commerce) 22 March 1999.
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Papers published by FIPR:
Relevant publications written by FIPR trustees and advisory council members:
- The Privacy Risks of Public Key Infrastructures, co-authored by Gus Hosein, and presented at the Data Protection Commissioner's conference in Hong Kong, September 13, 1999.
- The Resurrecting Duckling, a paper co-authored by FIPR Chairman Ross Anderson.
- EU and the US: The Efficacy of Data Protection Legislation and the Anonymous Alternative, written by Gus Hosein in his role as Policy Counsel to Zero-Knowledge Systems.
- Cryptography and
Democracy: Dilemmas of Freedom, a paper by Caspar Bowden, and Yaman Akdeniz, in Liberty eds.,
Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and the Internet,
London: Pluto Press, 1999, 81-125.
- A report by Brian Gladman entitled The Wassenaar
Arrangement and Controls on Cryptographic Products (available in pdf);
- A paper by Brian Gladman entitled Key recovery --
meeting the needs of users or key escrow in disguise? This paper was
presented at the 1998 EPIC Cryptography
- The Law Society
position on the proposed electronic
commerce legislation, which sets out the effect on the legal profession
both as users and as advisers to industry and to the citizen;
- A qualitative
review by Gus Hosein of various responses from industry and individuals to
the UK Department of Trade and Industry 1997 Consultation paper on the
licensing of Trusted Third Parties for the provision of encryption services.
This paper was published in the 1998 EPIC Cryptography and Privacy Sourcebook;
- A paper by Nicholas Bohm entitled Do we need new digital
- A briefing on the
likely effects of a DTI proposal
to extend the export controls maintained under the Wassenaar Arrangement to
cover intangible exports by email, http and the like;
- The Risks of Key Recovery,
Key Escrow, and Trusted Third-Party Encryption was written for the US
Senate; it examines the government requirements for access to keys and
attempts to outline the technical risks, costs, and implications of deploying
systems that would satisfy them;
GCHQ Protocol and its Problems points out a number of flaws in the protocol used by the UK
government to secure its electronic mail, and whose use the Secure Electronic
Commerce Bill appears designed to promote;
Global Trust Register is a book which contains the fingerprints of the
world's most important public keys. It thus implements a top-level
certification authority using paper and ink rather than an electronic system,
and thus shows that government attempts to license CAs are equivalent to the
censoring of printed books;
in Europe - Markets, Law and Policy surveyed the uses of cryptography in
Europe, looked at the technical and legal threats, and discussed the
shortcomings of public policy;
technology in medical practice: safety and privacy lessons from the United
Kingdom provides a high-level overview of the safety and privacy problems
encountered in UK healthcare computing over the last few years;
DeCODE Proposal for an Icelandic Health Database analyses a controversial
proposal to collect all Icelanders' medical records into a single central
database that will support genetic and other research, as well as health
service management functions;
- Security in
Clinical Information Systems was commissioned and published by the British
Medical Association. It sets out a number of rules that are designed to uphold
ethical and safety principles in healthcare computing.
Conferences organised by or in conjunction with FIPR:
The Foundation for Information Policy
Research is registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985 as a
private company limited by guarantee (No.3574631). Application for charitable
status is in progress.
Last Revised: March 1, 2000