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Video/Audio Archive of Senate Judiciary subcommittee
hearing on "Privacy in the Digital Age: Encryption and
Mandatory Access"

March 17, 1998


On March 17, 1998 the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights, chaired by Senator John Ashcroft (R-MO), held a hearing to look at Constitutional interests in protecting privacy, as well as the Constitutional problems raised by government restrictions on encryption.

The hearing focused on the government's desire for access to computer codes used to protect e-mail and other electronic communication, and its effort to impose limits on the power of computer software used to protect data transmissions. The hearing was cybercast live on the Internet, and archived here so you can listen and watch it.

To watch the video archive or listen to the audio archive, you'll need the Real Networks free RealPlayer. Download it, install it, and then return here to experience the hearing!

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Special thanks to Speedera, Richard Smotkin from Sen. John Ashcroft's office, Meryl Vlatas from the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sue Richard from the Dittus Group for helping to make this cybercast happen.


 
Sen. John Ashcroft
Sen. Russell Feingold
Sen. Ashcroft, R-MO
Sen. Feingold, D-WI
 
 
Rep. Bob Goodlatte
Bob Litt
James Fotis
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-VA-6
Bob Litt
Department of Justice
James J. Fotis
Law Enforcement Alliance of America
 
 
Tom Parenty
Bill Wiedemann
Prof. Kathleen Sullivan
Tom Parenty
Sybase, Inc.
Bill Wiedemann
Red Creek Communications
Prof. Kathleen Sullivan
Stanford Law School
 
 
Prof. Richard Epstein Cindy Cohn Tim Casey
Prof. Richard Epstein
Univ. Chicago Law School
Cindy Cohn
McGlashan and Sarrail
Tim Casey
MCI Communications Corporation


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