Encryption Europe - Global Encryption Day 2021


Encryption Europe invites everyone to celebrate the first Global Encryption Day on 21 October with three interactive webinars. The future of encryption starts now, be part of it!

Watch the replay on the Internet Society website:



  • Opening remarks: “The untold story of the success of encryption in the digital era”
  • Roundtable 1: “From IoT to Quantum, why encryption will matter” From 14:00 to 15:00 PM CET
    • We know IoT and Quantum technologies will shape our digital future. What we don’t realize is how deeply encryption will shape these technologies

      - Vincent Rijmen, professor at KU Leuven and co-inventor of AES;

      - Peter Budai, VP of Product at Tresorit

      - Olivier Croix, Head of Crypto Group at Thales Belgium;
      - Ludovic Perret, professor at Paris Sorbonne and co-founder of CryptoNext;

      - Moderation by Pascal Steichen, CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU.

  • Roundtable 2: “Encryption, a key instrument towards Europe’s digital autonomy”
    • In recent years, a growing concern has emerged across Europe that our continent should preserve or reconquer its autonomy – one area for this being technology and data governance. What has not been properly appreciated yet is how important encryption will be to make this happen. The objective of the session: clarifies autonomy/sovereignty and how can we keep the internet open, discuss the role of encryption from a scientific and policy perspective / describes how the EU is or can become a force / confront this with the reality of the market.
      - Robin Wilton (Internet Society): The Internet Society’s Director, Internet Trust. He is a specialist in online privacy and digital identity, with over 30 years of experience in systems engineering, consulting, and industry analyst roles;

      - Remi Geraud-Stewart (GEODE): (PhD, DIng, MSc) A cryptologist and security researcher, member of the Information Security Group of the Ecole normale supérieure Paris;

      - Alban Feraud President of Eurosmart;
      - Moderation by Grégory Wawszyniak Dumont, market intelligence manager at SECURITYMADEIN.LU.

  • Roundtable 3: “Encryption interference with Law Enforcement: any chance of a meaningful dialog?”
    • The EU Council Resolution on “Encryption - Security through encryption and security despite encryption,” dated 24 November 2020, is an explicit endorsement of strong encryption. But it also recognises the necessity for law enforcement and judicial authorities to exercise their lawful powers in protecting our societies and citizens. As we will celebrate the first year of this important resolution, it is time to review how much progress has been achieved in reconciling seemingly contradictory principles and enabling law enforcement agencies to investigate criminal activities without weakening encryption.
      - Timothee Rebours, co-founder of SEALD;
      - Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer of the Internet Society;
      - Stéphane Duguin, Chief Executive Officer of the CyberPeace Institute;
      - Maria Koomen, Lead, Open Governance Network for Europe
      - Moderation by Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, coordinator of Encryption Europe.

Registration mandatory: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/n9d7r4