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Encryption Briefing: Understanding Its Technical and Human Elements

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Dangerous myths about encryption are being increasingly used to justify laws that erode the basic foundation of trust on the Internet. It’s time to get the facts straight.

Join us for lunch on October 25 to learn the truth about encryption and what’s needed to make sure policies protect citizens, democratic institutions, commerce and critical infrastructure online. 
 
The Internet Society, in partnership with the Center for Democracy & Technology, LGBT Tech, and the Open Technology Institute at New America will host a public event to help you understand the day-to-day impact of encryption and how to make sure policies protect people, vulnerable communities, commerce and national security. 

This open event will feature two panel sessions covering everything you need to know about encryption: the Human Side of Encryption and the Technology of Encryption. You’ll get to hear perspectives from marginalized communities that are sometimes left out of the recurring narrative. Experts will also cover how encryption technology works, the implications of ‘exceptional access’ proposals, and the day-to-day impact of encryption on people and society. 
 
Don’t be fooled by the myths on encryption. Register now to learn how everyone can play a role to keep people and countries safe online.

This event will take place over a catered lunch in 2237 Rayburn House Office Building from 12:00 PM-2:30 PM. If you are not able to join us, a livestream will be available. 

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Time

12:00 – 14:30

Friday 25 October 2019

Location

Rayburn House Office Building

Room 2237
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515
United States

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