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Wednesday, June 12 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
From Crypto-wars to Crypto-Peace: How do we improve encryption policy in the real world?

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This session will hep us figure out what civil society organizations can do to help our home nations develop considered, pragmatic, and actionable position on encryption and lawful access. Public discussions have largely failed to deliver this, with governments emphasizing the threat of criminal activity from "going dark", and civil society emphasizing security threats from any lawful access measures. We know that encryption provides important protection for all of us. We also know that encryption technologies get used by organized crime groups, terrorists and other "bad actors". The Golden Age of Surveillance is coming to a close and countries need to figure out how the government can provide public safety without requiring surveillance that destroys trust, privacy and individual freedoms.

If law enforcement and technology communities continue don't start talking, we risk ending up with bad law that makes our societies less secure and less private, without making things any easier for law enforcement. We need to come together and find solutions to that are realistic, rational and doable. This session will seek to understand how we can work together and with law enforcement to keep our communities safe and enable our citizens to use robust encryption technologies.

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Ben Creet

Policy Manager, InternetNZ
Ben Creet is InternetNZ’s policy manager and one of New Zealand’s leading technology policy specialists. He leads a team of policy professionals who work for an Internet that is secure, open, and for all New Zealanders.Ben is a policy analyst, cyber-security professional and technology... Read More →

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Amie Stepanovich

U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

Sally Shipman Wentworth

Vice President, Global Policy Development, Internet Society

Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm BST
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