The Encryption Dilemma 2.0: A Transatlantic Perspective

Digital technologies providing for online privacy and security have contributed to create trust among users. However, those technologies can also be misused.

Encryption, for instance, has been at the center of a debate on the interplay between online security and the notion of national security and the recent struggle between FBI and Apple have shown that there are still many open questions. 

  • Is there a solution that allows for a sensible and workable balance between individual rights and protection of citizens security? 
  • Which role can be played by the development of a cooperation between the industry, the research community and law enforcement?
  • How should it be framed?

In this online conference, jointly organized by CEPS and Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University, experts from Europe and the US will provide policy analysis and recommendations.

Please click here for the full agenda.





May 2017



David Clark
Senior Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Saliot Emmanuel
Advisor, Council of the European Union
Christopher W. Savage
Certified Information Privacy Professional /US
Walter van Holst
European Digital Rights(EDRi)
Demosthenes Ikonomou
Head of Operational Security, ENISA
Prashanth Mekala
Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Division, FBI
Axel Petri
Senior VP Group Security, Deutsche Telekom


Lorenzo Pupillo
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Cybersecurity@CEPS

The Encryption Dilemma 2.0: A Transatlantic Perspective

May 2017
Participation in CEPS meetings is a benefit of membership. Non-members may be admitted for €150, to be paid upon receipt of an invoice.