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Whitfield Diffie

Whitfield DiffieBorn: 5-Jun-1944
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Invented public key cryptography

Grew up in Queens, NY.

Father: Bailey Wallace Diffie
Mother: Justine Louise Whitfield

    University: BS Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1965)

    ICANN VP Information Security and Cryptography
    Sun Microsystems (1991-)
    CryptoRights Foundation Advisory Board
    Electronic Privacy Information Center Advisory Board
    EFF Pioneer Award 1994

Author of books:
Privacy on the Line (1998, with Susan Landau)


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