The Future of Encryption in the European Union

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Thursday, 19 November 2020
(all times in CET)

14:30 – 14:35

Welcome & Introduction

Ceren Unal, Regional Policy Manager-Europe, Internet Society
14:35 – 14:45

Keynote Speech

Mr. Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor
14:45 – 14:50

Presentation of Panel 1 by Moderator

Robin Wilton, Director, Internet Trust, Internet Society
14:50 – 15:30

Panel Discussion 1: Strong Encryption and Effective Law Enforcement: Striking the Workable Balance?

This panel will feature a discussion on the intersection of effective law enforcement and strong encryption. Speakers will discuss ideas, challenges, and opportunities, among others, for striking a workable balance between encryption as a critical tool for online privacy&security and prevention, combatting and investigation of crimes online. Five minute interventions by speakers will be followed by a 20 min Q&A session.

Speakers:

- MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld
- Klaus Landefeld, Vice Chairman of the Management Board, Director Infrastructure & Network, eco – Association of the Internet Industry
- Diego Naranjo, Head of Public Policy (Europe), EDRI
- Cathrin Bauer-Bulst, Head of Cybercrime Unit, DG HOME, European Commission
Moderator: Robin Wilton, Director, Internet Trust, Internet Society
15:30 – 15:35

Presentation of Panel 2 by Moderator

Constance Bommelaer de Leusse, Area Vice President-Institutional Relations, Internet Society
15:35 – 16:15

Panel Discussion 2: The New Digital Agenda: What is the Future Role for Encryption in the EU?

Recently, encryption has been a priority on EU policymakers’ agenda, with upcoming proposals on Child Sexual Abuse Online, a new Security Union Strategy, and ongoing discussions on ePrivacy and eEvidence – all of which are touching on encryption. This panel will discuss the role of encryption in Europe’s digital future as well as the upcoming trends and challenges that might impact the use of encryption in the EU. Five minute interventions by speakers will be followed by a 20 min Q&A session.

Speakers:

- Iverna McGowan, Director of Europe Office, Center for Democracy and Technology
- MEP Karen Melchior
- Paul Nemitz, Principal Adviser at DG JUST, European Commission
- Patrick Penninckx, Head of Information Society Department, Council of Europe
- Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, Coordinator of Encryption Europe
Moderator: Constance Bommelaer de Leusse, Area Vice President-Institutional Relations, Internet Society
16:15 – 16:20

Closing Remarks

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14:30 – 16:20 CET

Thursday 19 November 2020

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