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Privacy and anonymity are increasingly important in the online world. Corporations and governments are starting to realize their power to track users and their behavior, and restrict the ability to publish or retrieve documents. Approaches to protecting individuals, groups, and even companies and governments from such profiling and censorship have included decentralization, encryption, and distributed trust.

Building on the success of the first three workshops (held in Berkeley in July 2000, San Francisco in April 2002, and Dresden in March 2003), this fourth workshop addresses the design and realization of such privacy and anti-censorship services for the Internet and other communication networks. These workshops bring together anonymity and privacy experts from around the world to discuss recent advances and new perspectives.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of privacy technologies, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law and business that present their perspectives on technological issues. As in past years, we will publish proceedings after the workshop in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. NEW: our current working agreement is that individual authors will retain copyright on their own works while assigning an exclusive 3-year distribution license to Springer. (Authors may still post their papers on their own Web sites.)

This year's workshop immediately follows the 6th Information Hiding Workshop, and is hosted at the same site.

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Toronto, Canada