Encryption Briefing: Understanding Its Technical and Human Elements

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Rayburn House Office Building

Room 2237

45 Independence Avenue Southwest

Washington, DC 20515

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A two-part briefing that will explain both the technical and human element sides of encryption. In-person attendance is sold out.

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

LIVESTREAM LINK: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/encryptionbriefing

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. 

The Human Side of Encryption: 12:00pm-1:15pm

You'll get to hear perspectives from marginalized communities that are sometimes left out of the recurring narrative. 

Panelists will include: 

Moderator: Michael De Dora (Committee to Protect Journalists)

Chris Wood (LGBT Tech)

Alejandro Roark (Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership)

Qasim Jafary (AARP)

Hannah Quay-de la Vallee (Center for Democracy & Technology)

The Technology of Encryption: 1:15pm-2:30pm

Experts will cover how encryption technology works, the implications of 'exceptional access' proposals, and the day-to-day impact of encryption on people and society.   

Panelists will include:

Moderator: Joe Uchill (Axios)

Sharon Bradford Franklin (Open Technology Institute)

Steve Bellovin (Columbia University)

Jeff Ratner (Apple)

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 12:00pm-2:30pm. 

Lunch will be included. A livestream will be available.

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Rayburn House Office Building

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45 Independence Avenue Southwest

Washington, DC 20515

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