Webinar Series: The Future of Encryption in the EU

November 19, 2020

The Internet Society invites you to attend a Webinar on the Future of Encryption in the EU on 19th November 2020 from 14:30 to 16:20 (CET)

The Internet Society envisages the future of the Internet as a platform of openness, freedom, and security for all of its users. Encryption plays a vital role in increasing the overall trust in the Internet, and Commission has put encryption high on the agenda of EU policymakers, with ongoing files such as the Digital Services Act and the ePrivacy Regulation as well as recent CJEU rulings highlighting encryption as a critical enabler of privacy and data protection. Nonetheless, some governments have recently called on companies to create backdoors to their encrypted devices and services to provide law enforcement with exceptional access.

This webinar will bring together leading EU policymakers, civil society, industry, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the latest developments as well as the future trends concerning encryption in the EU. The keynote speech will be given by the European Data Protection Supervisor, Wojciech Wiewiórowski, after which two-panel discussions will guide the conversation through a political and legislative focus, covering:

• The intersection of effective law enforcement conduct and respect for individual rights;
• The new digital policy agenda and the role of encryption in it;
• The latest advancements and trends that will shape encryption in the EU.

Confirmed speakers include:

•Paul Nemitz, Principal Adviser at DG JUST
•Patrick Penninckx, Head of Information Society Department, Council of Europe
•Diego Naranjo, Head of Public Policy (Europe), EDRi
•Klaus Landefeld, Vice Chairman of the Management Board & Director Infrastructure & Network, eco - Association of the Internet Industry
•Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, Coordinator, Encryption Europe Full program details will follow shortly.

The replay is available here: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/euencryption/videos/213546372