The Encryption Dilemma: A European perspective

For years, encryption has been at the centre of the debate between protecting the interests of online privacy and national security. After last year’s terrorist attacks in France and in Belgium, several European Union members states expressed concern at the December 2016 Justice and Home Affairs Council over the role of encrypted data used in criminal investigations. In response, the European Commission initiated a process of information gathering on these issues to formulate a proposal for the European Union. Following a comprehensive process of consultation involving the European institutions and agencies, member states, industry and civil society, the Commission is expected to release a Communication on October 18th, which will contain also policy recommendations on how to handle access to encrypted data in criminal investigations.

Join us to discuss the EU Encryption proposal with the Commission and representatives of the private sector, academia and civil society and formulate ways to move forward on a path aimed at protecting privacy and at the same time guaranteeing national security.

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

26
October 2017
Thursday
13:15-14:30

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Speakers

Claudia Warken
Project/Process Manager, Cybercrime, DG for Migration and Home Affairs
Cecilia Zappalà
Policy Manager - EU Affairs, Facebook
Jens-Henrik Jeppesen
Director European Affairs, Center for Democracy & Technology
Cristina Vela
Senior Advisor, Chair ETNO WG Data Protection, Trust & Security
Christopher W. Savage
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Washington, DC

Chair

Lorenzo Pupillo
Associate Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Cybersecurity@CEPS Initiative

The Encryption Dilemma: A European perspective

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26
October 2017
Thursday
13:15-14:30
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

1285

CEPS Conference Room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels