As the Conference drew to a close, Professor Michael Geist of the University of Ottawa provided a brief but complete summary of the week’s discussions.
Today, in the Toronto Star, he provides a precis of his summary. (available in English only)
He underlines the central message drawn from the opening day from the conference: a message that resonated throughout many of the sessions that followed:
“…In a room full of privacy advocates, Chertoff came not with a peace offering, but rather a confrontational challenge. He unapologetically made the case for greater surveillance in which governments collect an ever-increasing amount of data about their citizens in the name of security…”