========================================================================= ________________ _______________ _______________ /_______________/\ /_______________\ /\______________\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \ ||||||||||||||||| / //////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\/ ||||||||||||||||| / //////////////// \\\\\\_______/\ ||||||_______\ / //////_____\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\ \ |||||||||||||| / ///////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\/____ |||||||||||||| / ///////////// \\\\\___________/\ ||||| / //// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \ ||||| / //// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\/ ||||| \//// ========================================================================= EFFector Online Volume 07 No. 07 Apr. 20, 1994 firstname.lastname@example.org A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation ISSN 1062-9424 In This Issue: Upcoming Congressional Hearings on Clipper and Digital Telephony EFF Seeking Director of Finance EFF Position Available: Membership Director NTIA Privacy Notice of Inquiry - Deadline Extended, Act Now! New York Bill for Public Access to Govt. Info Needs Support House Internet Security Hearing Testimony Available Online What YOU Can Do ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: Upcoming Congressional Hearings on Clipper and Digital Telephony ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congressional hearings on the Administration's Clipper/Skipjack initiative, and the FBI's draft Digital Telephony surveillance bill, and their implications for privacy and First Amendment rights, are to be held April 27 and May 3, 1994. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), of the Senate Judiciary's Technology and the Law Subcommittee, has expressed skepticism of the Clipper encryption scheme, and has called for hearings to examine the problems of this proposal and its implementation. This effort is due in part to all of you who responded to EFF's grassroots campaign to raise fundamental questions about security and free speech issues in relation to the White House proposal. The Senate hearing will be held on April 27, 1994, 9:30am EDT, Hart Building Rm. 216, and should feature testimony from the Digital Security and Privacy Working Group (a broad coalition of industry and public interest organizations, headed by EFF), Trusted Information Systems' Steve Walker, Whitfield Diffie of Sun Microsystems, a representative of the Justice Dept. (possibly Atty. Gen. Janet Reno), NSA Director Adm. Mike McConnell, and Ray Kammer of NIST. For more information, contact Senate staffers at the Senate Judiciary Committee: +1 202 224 3406 (voice), +1 202 224 9516 (fax) Note: this is the full Committee's fax, so address faxes to "Technology and the Law Subcommittee" or delivery may be delayed. Following the Senate Hearings, the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation will be holding a hearing to address related civil liberties issues of both the Clipper scheme and the FBI "Digital Telephony" proposal, which so far remains unsponsored. The hearing will be chaired by Rep. Tim Valentine (D-NC), and is scheduled for May 3, 1994, 1pm EDT, Rayburn Building Rm. 2318. Witnesses will include Ray Kammer of NIST, NSA's Clint Brooks, representatives from industry in a panel that will include USTA and TIA, expert witnesses Dorothy Denning and David Farber, and EFF's Jerry Berman on behalf of DPSWG. FBI appears not to be making a showing. The House hearing is being held "to review the Administration's policies and legislative proposals dealing with electronic survellance, privacy and security, ...the adequacy of the Computer Security Act in protecting goverment computer systems", and "the Administration's proposed Digital Telephony legislation and decision to promulgate a voluntary federal encryption standard". Futher information can be provided by the staff of the Subcommittee at +1 202 225 8115 (voice), +1 202 225 7815 (fax) ------------------------------ Subject: EFF Seeking Director of Finance ---------------------------------------- Visible, growing public interest organization in Washington, DC (11 staff, $1.5M budget) seeks an experienced fiscal manager with background in nonprofit administration. EFF focuses on public policy and public awareness concerning information infrastructure, application of law, and protection of civil liberties in online media. Future projects may address changes in social fabric and the meaning of community, and commercial, economic, and international issues related to new digital technologies. Responsibilities include budget development and tracking, financial strategy, accounting, audits, purchasing, human resource administration, managing office support and computer systems functions, and facilities. Position reports to Executive Director, but requires work with busy staff and Board members. Some travel will be required. Applicants should have a bachelors degree and at least 10 years experience, preferably in a key role in a nonprofit. Strong financial management, full computer literacy (accounting software, spreadsheets, word processing, and databases; Macintosh experience preferred), excellent writing and communication skills, attention to detail, flexibility, sense of humor. Able to plan with team but carry out projects independently. Interest in EFF's mission a plus. Salary $45-50,000 plus full benefits. Send resume, cover letter, salary history, and brief writing sample to recruiter by 29 April 1994. No phone calls please. Email (ascii only): email@example.com. US mail: Lisa Breit & Associates, 54 Rich Valley Road, Wayland, MA 01778 EFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ------------------------------ Subject: EFF Position Available: Membership Director ---------------------------------------------------- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization working on the cutting edge of civil liberties law and policy in high technology, is looking for a Membership Director to help us educate the public about our mission and expand our membership. The Membership Director is responsible for the planning, structure and development of EFF's membership program. These duties include: developing a goal-oriented, strategic membership plan; regularly reporting progress and results to EFF's Executive Director and board; and developing a program budget and being primarily responsible for seeing that the membership program operates within budget. In addition, the Membership Director is responsible for working with EFF staff to coordinate membership efforts around timely events and developments. The Membership Director is responsible for the design and production of any required materials, including electronic and paper literature, t-shirts and other specialty items. This person also coordinates the EFF membership booth at conferences and trade shows. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience heading up a membership program at a nonprofit, public interest organization. Much of our communications are done over the Internet, and the Membership Director will conduct membership campaigns and communicate extensively with members online. Computer experience is mandatory, Macintosh and Unix preferred. The ideal candidate is a flexible person who can grow as the membership function evolves under a yet-to-be-hired Executive Director. The Membership Director also will be responsible for entering member information and maintaining the membership database; there is currently no clerical support for this position. This person will work out of EFF's office in DC. The salary range for this position is $30,000 to $35,000, depending on experience, with excellent benefits. For immediate consideration, please forward a resume, along with a cover letter describing your online experience and your reason for applying for this job, to: Membership Director Search Electronic Frontier Foundation 1001 G Street, NW Suite 950 East Washington, DC 20001 fax (202) 393-5509 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (ASCII only) No phone calls, please. EFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ------------------------------ Subject: NTIA Privacy Notice of Inquiry - Deadline Extended, Act Now! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Earlier this year, NTIA issued a Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comment from the public on "privacy issues relating to private sector use of telecommunications-related personal information associated with the National Information Infrastructure." The comments will have bearing on an upcoming National Telecommunications and Information Administration report "which may make recommendations to the Information Infrastructure Task Force and Congress in the area of telecommunications and information policy". Last week, EFF called NTIA asking when their privacy report would be made, and were told that the scheduling was still somewhat flexible, but that surprisingly few comments had been received before the March 30 deadline. We've worked with NTIA's Carol Mattey to reopen the Request for Comments, with successful results: "Taking into account your expressed interest, and inquiries from several others, we have decided to formally reopen the record in NTIA's inquiry on privacy issues for additional comments. Attached to this message is a statement formally inviting additional comments to be filed on or before May 23, 1994. (This statement will be sent out in a press release and published in the Federal Register sometime next week.) Please disseminate this statement, with the NOI, immediately to all who you think might be interested. We want to hear a wide range of views, but have to rely on groups like yours to spread that message, as we just do not have the resources to personally seek out all potentially interested parties. Carol Mattey, NTIA"