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26.10.2000
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Schwarzenberg
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Date end: 29.10.2000
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4th Workshop

Secrecy and the Private Sphere

At the invitation of the Progress Foundation, individuals from a broad range of professions spent two days discussing the issue of privacy. Among those present were university professors, staff members of think tanks specialising in economics, ethics (philosophy), anthropology and law, a theologian and minister, a physician, two bankers, two leading government administrators, two journalists and the director of an industry association.

The organisation of the conference, tried and tested at other events, was based on the prior study of selected key writings on the subject, a deliberate avoidance of speeches and prepared reports, and a programme which left sufficient time and opportunity for personal contacts. The texts which provided the basis for discussion were drawn from the following works:

  • Charles J. Sykes, „The End of Privacy“ (New York, 1999)
  • Lawrence H. Tribe, „American Constitutional Law“ (Ann Arbor, 1989)
  • Richard W. Rahn, „The End of Money and the Struggle for Financial Privacy“ (Seattle, 1999)
  • Ron Paul & Mark Skousen, „The Closing Door“ (Bethel, 1987)
  • Murray N. Rothbard, „Die Ethik der Freiheit“ (St. Augustin, 1998)
  • various press clippings
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