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Date: February 19, 1999
Cyberspace Expert Discusses "Internet Privacy" at Princeton
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Jason Catlett, the founder and CEO of Junkbusters, developers of a popular system for enhancing the privacy of Web browsing, will speak on "Internet Privacy: Right or Contradiction?" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, March 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 5.
Catlett will discuss privacy rights in cyberspace, whether those rights can be enforced, and what individuals and governments can do to protect privacy in the age of the Internet, described by Catlett as the "most powerful and pervasive information transmission machine the world has seen."
Catlett, who holds a doctorate in computer science, has testified on Internet privacy issues before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce, and has frequently been quoted on the subject in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He has appeared on MSNBC, C-SPAN, CNN, and CBS, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Machine Learning.
His talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the University's Center for Human Values Program in Science, Technology, and Ethics.