Ana Viseu’s Privacy Lecture Series has morphed in to the Information Rights Salon. The Information Rights Salon is an open forum dedicated to the discussion and analysis of privacy, information rights issues including freedom of information, copyright, intellectual property, digital identity and civil liberties.
PRIVATERRA: Securing Human Rights through Privacy Technology
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Robert Guerra and Caryn Mladen
140 St. George, Room 728
Faculty of Information Studies (Bissell building adjacent to Robarts Library)
University of Toronto
The lectures are free of charge, and there is NO need for registration.
Robert and Caryn will talk about Privaterra’s work protecting human rights workers throughout the world by offering and implementing privacy and security technology, technological education and support. This work helps ensure human rights workers have the ability to communicate and conduct their activities in greater safety against the dangers of spying eyes and
ears that may limit their effectiveness, infringe their rights, and endanger their lives.
Robert Guerra is a leading privacy advocate based in Palo Alto, California and Toronto, Canada. After working for several years in the medial research field he dedicated his focus to the emerging field of medical privacy consulting. For the past two years he has been involved in numerous privacy initiatives to help NGOs both preserve and protect their data. He currently sits on the board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
Caryn Mladen is a writer, consultant and educator based in Toronto, Canada.
After a career as an intellectual property lawyer, she established a consulting practice in strategic planning for high tech projects and companies. She has co-authored five books, including the Canadian Computer Handbook, and is a columnist and journalist for major computer publications, writing, among other columns, the None of Your Business
privacy column under her pseudonym Venomgirl. She also teaches at the University of Toronto and has frequently appeared on television, radio and at conferences about issues of privacy, intellectual property and emerging technology.