Encryption Briefing: Understanding Its Technical and Human Elements




Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237

45 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20515

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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 Friday, October 25th 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.

Note: In-person registration is sold out; please register to watch via livestream.