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IEEE San Francisco Communications Society and the Distinguished Lecture Tour Presents:

"Privacy Issues on the Electronic Frontier"

Speaker: Lee Tien, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Date: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010, 6:30PM
Location: The California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

Privacy continues to be a major issue on the electronic frontier. What are the big privacy issues in front of Congress, the courts, and other policy arenas?  EFF senior staff attorney Lee Tien will discuss some of the issues he's currently working on or tracking, both in litigation and legislation. Topics may include REAL ID/PASS ID, warrantless wiretapping, location tracking, behavioral advertising, electronic health records, and "smart meters

Lee Tien, Electronic Frontier Foundation Lee Tien is a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation specializing in free speech and privacy issues. Prior to joining EFF in 2000, he specialized in FOIA litigation while also participating in EFF's First Amendment challenge to encryption export controls. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his law degree from UC-Berkeley."

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The Public Utilities Commission is on the corner of Van Ness and McAllister diagonally across from City Hall. There is a parking lot on Franklin between McAllister and Golden Gate and underground lots at Opera Plaza on Golden Gate between Franklin and Van Ness and at Civic Center Plaza on McAllister between Polk and Larkin. Parking under the PUC is not open to the public. Parking meters west of Van Ness are inactive after 6:00 PM. Any bus running on VanNess will stop on the corner.

Coming from the East by BART or Metro, it is best to transfer to a No. 5 Bus going west at the Powel Street Station. Alternatively, it is a 5 to 10-minute walk from Civic Center Station and about the same from Van Ness Station.

Coming from the West by Metro or bus, transfer to a bus going North on Van Ness.
There are two entrances to the building.  One is under the state seal at the top of the steps on the corner of Van Ness and McAllister. The other is on Golden Gate between Franklin and Van Ness. The gates for both entrances close at 5:30 pm. It is better to use the Golden Gate entrance because the meeting room is just inside.