Encryption Europe celebrates the Data Privacy Day 2022 with MEP and members

28/01/2022

At Encryption Europe we believe that an open and prosperous society is built on a balance of powers, good governance and fair, transparent, public oversight. On Data Privacy Day, 28 January 2022, Encryption Europe celebrates the importance of privacy by organising a public debate to reconcile seemingly opposite views: privacy and encryption as enablers of security.

Collective and individual security depend on numerous factors working harmoniously: encryption is essential to both law enforcement and privacy. Properly organised, law enforcement is an essential enabler of privacy.

Worryingly, since the international statement “End-to-End Encryption and Public Safety” was released on 11 October 2020 by five countries (Australia, India, Japan, UK, USA) followed by the “EU Council resolution Security through encryption and security despite encryption” a month later, it is fair to say that not much progress has been accomplished in terms of public perception. Both sides, privacy (enabled by encryption) and law enforcement are still apparently opposed. At least in public debates. Efforts are conducted behind closed doors to try to reconcile the points of view, but these efforts remain embryonic.

This panel will aim to remind the community that privacy is not a given and must be defended and that those who defend privacy do so responsibly.

Join our panel and engage with leaders who have made a life commitment to privacy and security :

- Patrick Breyer, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Pirate Party Germany)

- Didier Hoareau, CEO of OnePrivacy

- Istvan Lam, CEO of Tresorit

The panel will be moderated by Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, coordinator of Encryption Europe.

Registration link: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/s1h2p7