May 2, 2019
Encryption technologies are an essential element of digital trust. Whether in a personal or professional context, in the private sector or in the public sector, encryption ensures that information exchanges are only accessible to authorized persons.
The massive development of the Internet has created a growing need to secure online usages and applications, to which encryption technologies have responded. However, the legitimacy of encryption remains debated and its adoption is not yet by default.
Encryption Europe is an alliance of European SMEs committed to making encryption simple, useful and reliable for all. Its objective is to promote encryption of communications by default, share best practices and unite European stakeholders around a common vision.
“Encryption is a sensitive issue for many actors, including governments, while most citizens are reassured by the fact that their conversations remain private. Our motivation to create Encryption Europe is to explain this technology in a simple way, based on the real life experience of the companies who operate it on a daily basis.”
Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, coordinator of Encryption Europe
The members of the alliance are working to promote strong and sustainable encryption techniques, with a simple approach that is understandable to all: any weakening of encryption, whether through the creation of backdoors or by handing over keys to third parties, compromises trust in the digital world.
“Luxembourg has a long tradition of protecting personal data. With this in mind, the Grand Duchy’s policy is to encourage innovative companies to develop encryption solutions in a stable regulatory environment.”
Pascal Steichen, Director SECURITYMADEIN.LU
Six German, French, Swiss and Luxembourg companies have already joined Encryption Europe, which is supported by the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Competence Centre (C3). The Alliance is open to new memberships from companies and organizations that recognize themselves in our values.
Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, coordinator
Encryption Europe, co / SECURITYMADEIN.LU,
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