Marconi Foundation Honors Inventors of the Key to Internet Privacy

October 16, 2000

Two innovators receive the 26th annual Marconi International Fellowship award presented at Columbia University. Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman will share the $100,000 fellowship prize honoring advances in telecommunications for humanitarian benefit for their mathematical formulations developed nearly 25 years ago that unleashed the key to private communications and secure transactions on the Internet.