Zero-Knowledge Systems' Stephanie Perrin Receives EFF Pioneer Award for Role as Global Privacy Advocate.Business Editors
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2001
Co-Authors New Book On Privacy Legislation in Canada:
"The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (abbreviated PIPEDA or PIPED Act) is a Canadian law relating to data privacy. It governs how private-sector organizations collect, use and disclose personal information in the course of commercial :
An Annotated Guide"
The Electronic Frontier Foundation See EFF.
(body) Electronic Frontier Foundation - (EFF) A group established to address social and legal issues arising from the impact on society of the increasingly pervasive use of computers as a means of communication and information distribution. (EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco, CA, www.eff.org) A non-profit civil liberties organization founded in 1990 by Mitchell Kapor and John Perry Barlow. It works in the public interest to protect privacy and freedom of expression in the arenas of computers and the Internet. ) has awarded Stephanie Perrin, an internationally recognized expert in freedom of information and privacy, with a 2001 EFF Pioneer Award The EFF Pioneer Award is an annual prize for people who have made significant contributions to the empowerment of individuals in using computers. Until 1998 it was presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. . Perrin, who serves as Chief Privacy Officer for privacy technology and services company Zero-Knowledge(R) Systems Inc., won the award for her instrumental role over more than 15 years in advancing the understanding and protection of privacy internationally and in her home country of Canada.
EFF Chairman Brad Templeton Brad Templeton (born near Toronto in 1960), son of Charles Templeton and Sylvia Murphy, is a software engineer and entrepreneur.
Templeton is considered one of the early luminaries of Usenet, and in 1989 founded ClariNet, which uses Usenet protocols to distribute news said: "I am thrilled to see Stephanie Perrin, a fellow Canadian, recognized with this award for her tremendous efforts to protect the right to privacy and encryption in Canada and throughout the world."
"It is a tremendous honor for me to be recognized by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and particularly important at a time when privacy is on the minds of every individual, government and business," said Stephanie Perrin. "I am proud to have contributed to the development of privacy protection and human rights both in Canada and on the international stage, and am excited to take on new challenges at Zero-Knowledge Systems as we provide privacy-enhancing technologies to consumers and business.
Prior to joining Zero-Knowledge Systems, Perrin led the legislative initiative at Industry Canada Industry Canada is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for regional economic development, investment, and innovation/research and development. The department employs 6104 FTEs across Canada. that resulted in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, the electronic commerce privacy legislation that received Royal Assent in England, the assent of the sovereign to a bill which has passed both houses of Parliament, after which it becomes law.
See also: Assent on April 13, 2000. She also recently co-authored a book on the legislation: "The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act: An Annotated Guide", published by Irwin Law. It can be purchased here: http://store.freedom.net.
Since 1991, the EFF Pioneer Awards have recognized individuals who have made significant and influential contributions to the development of computer-mediated communications Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) can be defined broadly as any form of data exchange across two or more networked computers. More frequently, the term is narrowed to include only those communications that occur via computer-mediated formats (i.e. or to the empowerment of individuals in using computers and the Internet. This year's other recipients included First Amendment and intellectual freedom lawyer Bruce Ennis and anti-censorship activist and programmer Seth Finkelstein.
About the Electronic Frontier Foundation
The EFF is the leading civil liberties organization working to protect rights in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF actively encourages and challenges industry and government to support free expression, privacy, and openness in the information society. EFF is a member-supported organization and maintains one of the most linked-to Web sites in the world: http://www.eff.org.
About Zero-Knowledge Systems, Inc.
Zero-Knowledge Systems (http://www.zeroknowledge.com) is the leading provider of privacy enabling technologies and services for both consumers and enterprise. Zero-Knowledge Managed Privacy Services (http://www.zeroknowledge.com/business) provides expert consultation and privacy-enhancing solutions that enable businesses to comply with privacy legislation, maximize customer relationships and build consumer trust without violating privacy. Zero-Knowledge Freedom(R) Internet Privacy Internet privacy consists of privacy over the media of the Internet: the ability to control what information one reveals about oneself over the Internet, and to control who can access that information. Suite provides consumers free access to the most easy-to-use privacy and security features - including a personal firewall, form filler A form filler is a software program that automatically fills forms in a UI. Form fillers can be part of a larger program, like a password manager or a enterprise single sign-on (E-SSO) solution. , cookie manager, ad manager and keyword alert - in addition to its leading paid premium services offering untraceable private email and anonymous browsing and chat. Freedom 2.0 for Windows 95/98, 2000, Me and Linux is available as a free download at http://www.freedom.net and Freedom source code is available at http://opensource.zeroknowledge.com.
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