Mike Gurski

Privacy in the Wireless World

February 8, 2001

The PowerPoint Presentation
We have placed Mike Gurski's powerpoint presentation online.


As more and more communication media are going wireless, it becomes urgent to analyze the privacy implications of a wireless world. This is the aim of Mike Gurski's lecture. To do so he departs from the general questions of what is wireless and why we should be concerned about privacy in a wireless world, to then engage in a schematic analysis of the privacy goals in a wireless world and what different organizations and institutions can do to achieve them. Mike Gurski will then draw on his personal experience to offer a case study which illustrates the different problems and solutions of a wireless future.

Mike Gurski is the Senior Policy and Technology Adivisor for the Information Privacy Commission of Ontario. Mike has published articles on e-mail encryption and P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences), a privacy specification for the Web, as well as papers on Privacy Design Principles and Privacy Impact Assessments for Integrated Justice Technology Systems. This was done in partnership with the United States Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs. Mike also consults with the Ontario Government on their Enterprise Information Architecture, Public Key Infrastructure Inititiatives and Smart Card Project. Mike is also a member of the Policy Outreach Group the World Wide Consortium that is implementing P3Pinitiative.

Mike is a frequent speaker on privacy issues and most recently developed and gave privacy lectures to the Ivey Business School at Western. Before joining the Information and Privacy Commission he held senior policy positions in Management Board Secretariat and Community and Social Services where he developed government policy for Young Offenders and Natives. Most recently Mike managed technology projects, inclucing software design and data base development and management, for Ontario Works, the government's Welfare program.