[LINK] [Invite] ISP-Level Internet 'filtering': the path to Deep Packet Inspection? - Sydney 30 Sep 2010 6pm

David Vaile d.vaile at unsw.edu.au
Mon Sep 27 15:49:10 EST 2010

Dear Linkers, 

The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre invite you to register for a forum on: 

Speakers: Prof Vijay Varadharajan, Macquarie University, and Alana Maurushat, UNSW Law Faculty 

   Thursday 30th
   September 2010  
   5:30 pm for 6:00- 7:00 pm 

   Baker & McKenzie  
   Level 27, AMP Centre  
   50 Bridge St, Sydney 

   Public welcome - no charge - registration essential 

Register online: <http://ssit.ieeevic.org>

Brochure: <http://cyberlawcentre.org/2010/ieee/IEEE_Sydney_Brochure.pdf>  

The intersection between the technologies of Internet content censorship or 'filtering' and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is an under-explored topic in Australia. By contrast in Canada, the US and Europe, DPI has been more contentious than filtering. These technologies require examining the content of Internet packets (header and/or payload) by an intermediary node other than the end point.  

The spectrum of debate about the use of such content restriction technologies is wide, ranging through freedom of speech and censorship, net neutrality and the ability of businesses to provide services with different levels of guarantee and quality, protection of end systems from malware, potential as evidence for litigation, and on to the best means for protection of young people from hazards on the Internet.  

IEEE SSIT and the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre  (http://www.cyberlawcentre.org), supported by Baker & McKenzie  present this lively forum, led by Professor Vijay Varadharajan and Alana Maurushat, exploring the technical and legal issues arising from unclear boundaries between blocking of web address requests and more intrusive techniques such as DPI. 

Please register now to avoid disappointment, numbers are limited. 

If there is a person from your organisation more appropriate to attend this in your place, feel free to forward this invitation to them. 

David Vaile
Executive Director
Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, UNSW

Room 153, Law Building, Union Road
UNSW Kensington Campus 
Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

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