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ECURE 2004 March 1-3 2004 Speakers

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David Sobel
General Counsel
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Pre-Note Address


David Sobel is General Counsel of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC, a non-profit research organization that examines the privacy implications of computer networks, the Internet and other communications media. He has litigated numerous cases under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking the disclosure of government documents on privacy policy, including electronic surveillance and encryption controls. He was co-counsel in Reno v. ACLU, the successful constitutional challenge to the Communications Decency Act, and has participated in other cases involving privacy and free expression on the Internet.

Mr. Sobel has a longstanding interest in privacy, civil liberties, national security and information access issues and has written and spoken on these issues frequently since 1981. He is regularly quoted in major newspapers and has appeared on national broadcasts such as the PBS NewsHour and the major networks' evening news programs.

Mr. Sobel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Florida College of Law. He is a member of the Bars of Florida, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court and several federal Courts of Appeals.