Online Dialogue About Encryption

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Time: 13:30 UTC

Location: Online via Zoom – join via PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.  You may also join via phone.   No registration is required – just join in at the time of the call!

Hashtag: #InternetTrust on Twitter and other social networks.

UPDATE: The recording of the online dialogue is now available:

The 21st century world is highly interconnected and trust in the Internet is essential for modern society to function. Online privacy and cybersecurity are key to maintaining that trust, and strong encryption is an essential element of Internet security. However, many stakeholders disagree about the role that encryption should play. The outcome of today’s debates about encryption will have a tremendous impact on the future of the Internet and society. It is imperative that we address these differing views to find a solution that strengthens trust in the Internet.

We invite you to add your perspective! Please join the Internet Society, the Washington DC Chapter (ISOC-DC) and experts from around the world for an online dialogue about encryption and trust in the Internet.


  • Olaf Kolkman, Chief Technology Officer, Internet Society
  • Kimmo Ulkuniemi, Assistant Director, Cyber Strategy & Outreach, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation
  • Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Amitabh Singhal, Director, Telxess Consulting Services (Pvt) Ltd (India)
  • Amie Stepanovitch, U.S. Policy Director, Access Now


  • Christine Runnegar, Director, Security and Privacy Policy, Internet Society


Joining via Phone

We encourage you to join the online dialogue using Zoom for video and audio.  However, if you are unable to join via your computer or smartphone, you may also call in at:

Dial: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 843 277 132
International numbers available.

Date and Time


Wednesday 25 May 2016