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    Events of Interest: National Research Council Briefing About Report on Privacy and Terrorism (Oct. 7)

    On October 7, 2008, the National Research Council will release a new report entitled PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TERRORISM: A FRAMEWORK FOR PROGRAM ASSESSMENT. Sponsored by the
    Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation, this report examines data mining and behavioral surveillance and the privacy issues that these technologies raise, and provides policy makers with a systematic framework for assessing any information-based government program according to its utility, its compliance with existing law and American values, and its impact on privacy.

    The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C St., N.W.; a light lunch will be served beforehand starting at 11:30 a.m.

    — William Perry (co-chair), former U.S. secretary of defense and Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
    — Charles Vest (co-chair), president, National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C.
    — Fred Cate, distinguished professor of law, adjunct professor of informatics, and director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University, Bloomington

    Those who cannot attend can listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions using an e-mail form at

    If you are planning to attend, please pre-register with Jacqui Sovde, at, so that we know how many lunches to have available.

    Date: October 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm (lunch at 11:30 am)
    Location:  Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences building; 2100 C St. NW; Washington, DC
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