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For Immediate Release
June 25, 1996
(415) 541-0101

Security and Freedom Through Encryption (SAFE) Forum Netcast

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Palo Alto-- On July 1, 1996, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley at Stanford University, members of Congress, prominent computer industry leaders and privacy advocates will meet to discuss the need to reform U.S. encryption policy.

The event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited and is going fast. To find out more, and to reserve your free ticket, visit the SAFE Forum Web Page at:



Among other prominent industry leaders, cryptographers, privacy advocates and members of Congress, confirmed speakers include:

Industry Leaders and Cryptographers        Members of Congress

* Marc Andreeson, Netscape                 * Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
* Jim Bidzos, RSA                          * Rep. Tom Campbell (R-CA)
* Eric Schmidt, Sun Microsystems           * Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
* Brad Silverberg, Microsoft               * Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT)
* Phil Zimmermann, PGP Inc                 * Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
* Matt Blaze, AT&T                         * Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD)
* Bruce Schneier, Counterpane Systems

Privacy Advocates and Legal Experts:

* Michael Froomkin, U. of Miami Law School
* Jerry Berman, Center for Democracy and Technology
* Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform (invited)
* Ken Dam, U. of Chicago Law School (invited)

This event will be "cybercast", with full audio and still video clips, live online with the help of MediaCast. Details on the cybercast are available at http://www.crypto.com/safe/


This important discussion on the need for an alterative policy to protect privacy and security and promote commerce on the Global Information Infrastructure is being made possible by the generous support of the following companies and public interest organizations:

America Online
Americans for Tax Reform
Business Software Alliance
Center for Democracy and Technology
Center for National Security Studies
Commercial Internet eXchange
CompuServe Incorporated
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
Cylink Corporation
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Messaging Association
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Information Technology Association of America
Media Institute
Microsoft Corporation
Netcom Online Communication Services
Netscape Communications Corporation
Novell, Inc.
Oracle Corporation
Pacific Telesis
PGP Inc.
Prodigy, Inc.
Progress and Freedom Foundation
Securities Industry Association
Software Publishers Association
Sybase, Inc.
Voters Telecommunications Watch
Wired Magazine

Please visit the SAFE Forum Home Page for more information (http://www.crypto.com/safe/)

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