[Air-l] Oxford conference 8-10 September 2005

Vicki Nash victoria.nash at oii.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 9 02:58:28 PDT 2005

Dear Colleague,
I would like to draw your attention to an important conference on Internet
safety and security to be held in Oxford on 8-10 September. 
Against the backdrop of increasing and often sensational media coverage
about the potential abuse of the Internet by spammers, hackers, paedophiles
and terrorists, the conference will examine whether and how such fears are
changing the complex and delicate balance of values and interests at stake
in the Internet's global network of networks. 
The conference will draw on the experience and evidence of distinguished
researchers, policy-makers, business leaders and practitioners to foster
considered discussion and analysis in the context of current live issues
such as child protection, network security and individual privacy. Its prime
aim is to help inform decision-making by all relevant stakeholders with a
better understanding of the societal implications of the choices being made.

Key speakers include Howard A. Schmidt (Former Special Adviser for
Cyberspace Security to the White House), Prof. Sonia Livingstone (Dept. of
Media & Communications, London School of Economics), John Carr, Peter
Coroneos (Chief Executive, Internet Industry Association, Australia) and
Jonathan Zittrain (Professor of Internet Regulation and Governance, OII).
Called 'Safety and Security in a Networked World: Balancing Cyber-rights and
Responsibilities', the conference's website (
<http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/cybersafety> www.oii.ox.ac.uk/cybersafety) has
details of invited speakers, the programme and how to register. It is
organised by the Oxford Internet Institute in close collaboration with
international partners, including the University of Auckland, the Watson
Institute for International Studies at Brown University, the European
Information Society Group (EURIM) and NetSafe. 
If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail the conference
team at  <mailto:cybersafety at oii.ox.ac.uk> cybersafety at oii.ox.ac.uk .
Dr Victoria Nash
Policy and Research Officer
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford
www.oii.ox.ac.uk <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/> 

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