"Unlocking the public debate on encryption by bringing an innovative approach"

August 27, 2020

Encryption Europe invites members, partners, and experts to this online round table

Encryption has made the headlines of tech media these last months due to the major operation conducted by French and Dutch law enforcement authorities to dismantle the illegal encrypted phone network Encrochat. It is one of the last scandals related to the misuse of this technology by criminals, also called the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse.

However, the adoption of encryption to protect citizens and free speech rights is booming among online platforms despite harsh critics. From Silicon Valley to Brussels, no one is able to propose a common position understanding both needs from law enforcement authorities and civil rights associations.

As encryption is both used to protect fundamental rights and to hide criminal activities, the question of its regulation will become a hot topic in Europe in the months and years to come. Will the EU manage to define the right balance between seemingly conflicting goals?

This session brings together the following experts:

  • Constance Bommelaer de Leusse, Internet Society Area Vice President, and Institutional Relations Manager (LinkedIn profile)
  • Cathrin Bauer-Bulst, Head of Unit of the Cybercrime Unit in the Directorate-General of Migration and Home Affairs (EU Whoiswho)
  • Pierre Van Wambeke, Seezam CEO (LinkedIn profile)
  • Moderation: Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, Encryption Europe Coordinator (LinkedIn profile)

The event will take place in Luxembourg during the European Security Forum in the frame of the ICT Spring. Information and registration