Radia to Speak at CFP2011 Panel on Do Not Track Regulation

Washington, D.C., June 14, 2011 — CEI Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia is speaking today at the 2011 “Computers, Freedom & Privacy” Conference, held over the next three days at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Radia is participating in an 11:00 a.m. plenary panel this morning on “Do Not Track.” The panel will explore the costs and benefits of proposed mechanisms for offering internet users protection against online tracking by advertising networks. Radia will argue that regulating online privacy risks undermining innovation, consumer choice, and market solutions to privacy challenges.

Ryan Radia will be joined on the panel by:

Berin Szoka: President and Founder, TechFreedom

Chris Soghoian: Graduate Fellow, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research; Ph.D. Candidate, School of Information and Computing at Indiana University

Harlan Yu: Ph.D. Student, Department of Computer Science, Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University

Andy Zeigler: Program Manager, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Engineering Team

Dr. Ed Felten: Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission

The panel will be moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.

For more on today’s panel and the full program for the 2011 “Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference,” see here.