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    Adams, Carlisle

    Carlisle Adams is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at the University of Ottawa.  Prior to his academic appointment in 2003, he worked for 13 years in industry (Nortel, Entrust) in the design and standardization of a variety of cryptographic and security technologies for the Internet.  His research and technical contributions include the CAST family of symmetric encryption algorithms, secure protocols for authentication and management in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) environments, and a comprehensive architecture and policy language for access control in electronic networks.  Dr. Adams is co-author of Understanding PKI:  Concepts, Standards, and Deployment Considerations, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2003).  He is a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).


    Amouroux, Arnaud

    Arnaud Amouroux is Project Coordinator in the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media since February 2004. He has been engaged in a number of activities with regard to promoting media freedom, fighting undue speech restrictions and monitoring press violations in the OSCE region (Balkans, Turkey, Southern Europe). Arnaud holds a master's degree in International Administration Law from University of Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris and a BA in Political Science from Toulouse's Institute for Political Studies. He has also studied in Cardiff and Milan.


    Bailey, Jane

    Jane Bailey joined the Faculty of Law at Ottawa University  in 2002. She teaches regulation of Internet communications, civil procedure and contracts. Professor Bailey completed her LL.M. at the University of Toronto in 2002, supported by a Centre for Innovation Law and Policy scholarship and an Ontario Scholarship. She was a co-recipient of the Howland Prize for outstanding performance in the LL.M. programme. She served as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice John Sopinka at the Supreme Court of Canada. Before returning to legal studies, Professor Bailey practised law in Toronto with Torys, where she was an associate in the litigation department. Her litigation experience included acting on matters relating to unlawful search of political protesters, and to the application of existing laws governing hate speech to an Internet website.

    Her primary areas of interest relate to the intersections between law, evolving technology and equity. Professor Bailey's LL.M. research related to the potential for regulation of Internet hate speech. Her ongoing research focuses on the impact of evolving technology on significant public commitments to equality rights, freedom of expression and multiculturalism, as well as the societal and cultural impact of the Internet and emerging forms of private technological control, particularly in relation to members of socially disadvantaged communities.


    Bendrath, Ralf
    Ralf Bendrath is a political scientist and a researcher on privacy policy at the University of Bremen. He is active in groups like European Digital Rights (EDRi), Working Group against Data Retention (AK Vorrat) and the UN Internet Governance Forum's Dynamic Coalition on Privacy.
    Website: http://bendrath.blogspot.com/


    Bennett, Colin

    Colin Bennett received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, where he is now Professor.  From 1999-2000, he was a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  In 2007 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at University of California, Berkeley.  His research has focused on the comparative analysis of surveillance technologies and privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. In addition to numerous scholarly and newspaper articles, he has published three books:  Regulating Privacy:  Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992); Visions of Privacy:  Policy Choices for the Digital Age (University of Toronto Press, 1999, with Rebecca Grant); The Governance of Privacy:  Policy Instruments in the Digital Age (Ashgate Press, 2003; MIT Press, 2006 with Charles Raab).


    Blaze, Matt

    Matt Blaze teaches computer science at the University of Pennsylvania.  His research focuses on the architecture and design of secure systems based on cryptographic techniques, analysis of secure systems against practical attack models, and on finding new cryptographic primitives and techniques. This work has led directly to several new cryptographic concepts, including: "Remotely-Keyed Encryption," which allows the use of inexpensive, low-bandwidth secure hardware to protect high-bandwidth communication and stored data, "Atomic Proxy Cryptography," which allows re-encryption by un-trusted third parties, and "Master-Key Encryption," which provides a systematic way to design (and study) ciphers with built-in "back doors." He is famous for having discovered a flaw in the "Clipper Chip" during the 90's, and has a keen interest in public policy issues related to cryptography and computing. 


    He has a PhD and an MA in computer science from Princeton, and an MS in computer science from Columbia.


    Boa, Krista

    Krista Boa's research focuses on how technology-based identification systems, such as machine-readable travel documents and national ID cards, are framed in public debate and the implications of these discursive constructions for public policy decision-making and the deliberative process generally. She is also interested in how these discourses (and the design of the systems themselves) transform conceptions of identity, anonymity, and privacy. Other related areas of interest which inform her research include: security and border policy, surveillance, access to information, and conceptualisations of privacy, particularly legal and theoretical arguments about reasonable expectations of privacy in public. She is part of the SSHRC INE-supported Digital Identity Construction project and the SSHRC INE-supported On the Identity Trail project. Her doctoral studies are supported by the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship program.

    Bonnet, Bobbi
    Bobbi Bonnet is currently the Compliance and Security Officer for Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect, the electronic health record system for Kaiser Permanente (KP). Kaiser Permanente is an organization comprised of three distinct entities, the not-for-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the for-profit Permanente Medical Groups. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan serves 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, making it the largest non-profit HMO/integrated health care organization of its kind in the United States. KP operates 32 hospitals and over 430 medical office buildings in the jurisdictions where it operates. The range of services provided includes all medical specialties and ancillary services such as pharmacy, lab and diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice and skilled nursing care. KP has 12,000 + physicians and 150,000 + employees in the organization. KP HealthConnect is the largest initiative to automate medical records, outside of the US government, in the world. Ms. Bonnet has extensive (35+ years) clinical and operational experience in health care delivery and administration that includes emergency management, performance improvement, regulatory compliance, project management, strategic and disaster planning, compliance and investigative experience, and care delivery operations. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Bobbi worked in a variety of health care settings, including acute care hospitals and clinics, tertiary trauma center, pre-hospital care administration, ambulatory and long term care, and regulatory agencies. She has a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from the University of North Florida, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.

    Bouma, Tim 

    Tim Bouma is the Acting Director, Identity Management, TBS CIO Branch. Mr. Bouma is leading the efforts to develop a Government of Canada-wide Identity Management Strategy. Prior to joining TBS, Mr. Bouma was an Executive Management Consultant with CGI.  He also held senior management positions within the software industry with Open Text and Hummingbird.  Mr. Bouma has an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa, and a B.A. Sc. from the University of Waterloo.


    Boudreau, Denis

    Denis Boudreau manages WebConforme, a business that works to provide consulting services on accessibility and standardization processes for Web sites development. After 4 years spent as chair of W3Québec, he was part of the founding of Coopérative AccessibilitéWeb (Web Accessibility Coop), for which he now acts has director and expert. At the international level, he is a member and invited expert to the HTML Working Group of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and of some working groups of ISO (the International Standards Organization) on topics such as interface accessibility . He is chair of the board of Communautique, an organization that has the mission to facilitate the appropriation of information technologies by the people.  He participates in a working group on Online democracy, CEDEL (comité d'étude sur la démocratie en ligne), formed by experts interested in the social repercussions of the online governance project in Québec.


    Bowden, Caspar

    Caspar Bowden leads the privacy pillar of the Trustworthy Computing initiative across Europe, Middle-East and Africa for Microsoft. His goal is to ensure that users of Microsoft products and services are in control of their personal data and that fair information practices are respected. He is a specialist in data protection policy, privacy enhancing technology research, identity management and authentication. He was formerly director of the Foundation for Information Policy Research, an independent think-tank that studies the interaction between computers and society, and promotes public understanding and dialogue between UK and European civil society and policy-makers in the fields of e-commerce, copyright, law enforcement and national security, e-government, cryptography and digital signatures. He was appointed expert adviser to the UK parliament for the passage of three bills concerning privacy issues, and was co-organizer of the influential Scrambling for Safety public conferences on UK encryption and surveillance policy. His previous career over two decades ranged from investment banking (proprietary trading risk-management for option arbitrage), to software engineering (graphics engines and cryptography), including work for Goldman Sachs, Microsoft Consulting Services, Acorn, Research Machines, and IBM.


    Brandon, Travis


    Brands, Stefan

    Dr. Stefan Brands is the founder and president of Credentica, a Montreal-based startup that delivers innovative identity and access management solutions. He holds a Ph.D. in cryptography from Technical University of Eindhoven and a M.Sc. in mathematics from University of Utrecht. Stefan is an Adjunct Professor in modern cryptology at McGill's School of Computer Science. In this capacity he co-supervises several M.Sc. and PhD students who are conducting cryptographic research in the area of digital identity and privacy. Stefan is a principal member of "On The Identity Trail" as well as of ADAPID, a Belgian R&D consortium that is designing a next-generation ID chipcard. Prior to joining Credentica, Stefan was a senior cryptographer at two pioneering privacy technology companies: Zero-Knowledge Systems (anonymous data transport) and Digicash (electronic cash). Stefan served in 2004 and 2005 on the external advisory committee of the Federal Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and is the author of a book on multi-party secure electronic authentication, published by The MIT Press (Available for download from www.credentica.com/the_mit_pressbook.php.) In the early nineties, Stefan designed the core e-cash protocols of a chipcard system that was implemented and piloted by two European consortiums that included Gemplus, Siemens, and several European banks. Stefan maintains a personal blog on identity management and privacy at www.idcorner.org.


    Bronskill, Jim

    Jim Bronskill is a reporter in the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press news agency, specializing in security and intelligence, policing and justice-related issues including civil liberties and human rights. He has considerable experience using information laws to uncover stories. Before joining CP in November 2003, Jim was a reporter with Southam News (now CanWest News Service). He previously held various positions at CP and has also worked for the Ottawa Citizen, the Owen Sound Sun Times and TVOntario. Jim holds a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University, where he has been a sessional lecturer since 2003. He is a co-founder and steering committee member of Open Government Canada, a national coalition formed to guard against undue government secrecy. In 2002, he received two Canadian Association of Journalists Awards, including one for best overall investigative report, for a series he co-wrote with David Pugliese of the Citizen about the crackdown by security agencies on public dissent.

    Jim Bronskill is a reporter in the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press news agency, specializing in security and intelligence, policing and justice-related issues including civil liberties and human rights. He has considerable experience using information laws to uncover stories. Before joining CP in November 2003, Jim was a reporter with Southam News (now CanWest News Service). He previously held various positions at CP and has also worked for the Ottawa Citizen, the Owen Sound Sun Times and TVOntario. Jim holds a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University, where he has been a sessional lecturer since 2003.  He is a co-founder and steering committee member of Open Government Canada, a national coalition formed to guard against undue government secrecy. In 2002, he received two Canadian Association of Journalists Awards, including one for best overall investigative report, for a series he co-wrote with David Pugliese of the Citizen about the crackdown by security agencies on public dissent.


    Burkell, Jacquie

    Jacquelyn Burkell is Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media StudiesDr. Burkell's research focuses on the empirical study of the interaction between people and technology, with a particular emphasis on the role of cognition in such interactions. Specific aspects of this research include the impact of presentation on information use and understanding, the design of human-computer interfaces, and the social impact of technology. With respect to this latter topic, she is interested in the impact of computer mediation on communication and the perception of self. Much of this work focuses on anonymity in online communication, examining how the psuedonymity offered by online communication is experienced by online communicators, and how this experience changes communication behaviour and interpretation. Dr. Burkell is also involved in research on the credibility of online information and information sources. Part of this work will focus on intelligent agents and virtual representatives as information sources, examining whether the credibility of these sources is assessed according to the same criteria used to establish the credibility of human information sources.

    Dr. Burkell teaches a variety of courses relevant to her research methodology expertise and her research interests. She teaches research methods at both the graduate and undergraduate level, with a focus on both qualitative and quantitative methods. In addition, she teaches courses on the social impact of technology, human-computer interface design and information design.


    Cameron, Kim

    Kim Cameron is Architect of Identity and Access in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft, where he drives evolution of Active Directory, Federation Services, Identity Integration ServicesCardSpace and Microsoft's other Identity Metasystem products.  Kim joined Microsoft in 1999 when it bought the ZOOMIT Corporation.  As VP of Technology at ZOOMIT, he had invented metadirectory technology and built the first shipping product. Before that he led ZOOMIT's development team in producing a range of SMTP, X.400, X.500, and PKI products.

    Kim grew up in Canada, attending King's College at Dalhousie University and l'Universite de Montreal. He has won a number of industry awards, including Digital Identity World's Innovation Award (2005), Network Computing's Top 25 Technology Drivers Award (1996) and MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award (2005), and Network World's 50 Most Powerful People in Networking (2005).  Kim blogs at identityblog.com, where he published the Laws of Identity.


    Chan, Yim

    Yim Chan is the Global Privacy Executive for the IBM Corporation as well as the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) for IBM Canada.  Her responsibilities include developing and implementing programs at the enterprise level for IBM's global privacy management system and embedding privacy into relevant business processes.  In her capacity as the CPO for IBM Canada, Yim is responsible for guiding information handling policies and practices across IBM Canada.  Managing both roles reflects the increasing complexity of the privacy requirements demanded of globally-integrated organizations such as IBM and the steps that must be taken to maintain recognition as a technology and business leader.

    Yim is a member of the Canadian and U.S. CPO Councils and is on the Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals' (IAPP) which developed the Canadian certification program for privacy professionals (CIPP/C).  She is a regular speaker at privacy-related conferences and is sought after for privacy related interviews.

    During her 28 years with IBM, Yim has held several middle management and executive positions in software compiler development, industry solutions, and was formerly the CIO for IBM Canada. Her career at IBM has also included international assignments to the Far East. Yim holds two patents for a Business Application Dialogues Architecture and Toolset in the privacy assessment environment and has obtained CIPP/C certification.

    Yim graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science degree and earned a Master's Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.  She has participated in the Women in Technology mentoring program in the Greater Toronto Area.


    Chandler, Jennifer

    Jennifer Chandler is Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
    Jennifer Chandler joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in 2002, where she is currently teaching 'tort law' and 'technoprudence-legal theory in the information age'.  The overarching theme of Professor Chandler's research is law, science and technology, particularly with respect to the social and environmental effects of emerging technologies and the interaction of emerging technologies with law and regulation.
    In addition to work fitting within this broad theme, Professor Chandler has also written extensively in the areas of cybersecurity and cybertorts.  Other recent articles have addressed the adequacy of the Canadian regulation of GMOs, pharmacists and conscientious objection, the ethics of non-financial incentives to donate organs, and liability for online reputation systems.


    Chartrand, Monique

    Monique Chartrand is the Director General of Communautique, a non profit organization in Montreal dedicated to fostering the appropriation of information and communications technologies (ICTs).   Communautique offers organizations, in Montreal and in the regions, a wide spectrum of training activities. These training activities aim to enable community groups, community workers and citizens to make strategic use of the information highway.

    Ms. Chartrand holds a BA in Sexology from the University of Québec in Montréal. She also has some background training in specialized education and is currently pursuing her masters degree at the University of Montréal. She has many years of experience in social intervention and popular education in community groups.


    Chester, Jeffrey

    CDD founder and executive director, has been working on public-interest electronic media issues for more than twenty years.  His

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