Marc Rotenberg is director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington-based security and privacy watchdog. Epic has made its presence felt as a policy analyst and "public interest" advocate - usually on the side of stronger personal protections - in such emerging cyberspace controversies as data-base access, data privacy, anonymity, and freedom of speech.

Mr. Rotenberg, a Harvard- and Stanford-educated lawyer who teaches privacy law at Georgetown, was technology counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee before he founded Epic in 1994. His current concerns include government encryption policies and financial privacy, which he discussed in a recent interview with Jennifer Kingson Bloom.

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