Communicating in a private way: why should you care?

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical Cybersecurity

Communicating in a private way: why should you care?

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Communicating with our family, friends, and other relevant people of our lives in a private manner is the foundation of our democratic societies.

Yet, how can communication be private, if service providers can read our messages and share our data with other companies for profiling and marketing reasons?
How can communication be secure, if companies are obliged to build a backdoor so that law enforcement agencies can access our information at their will?

There is no easy answer! This is why we will discuss the importance of private messaging systems and solutions like end-to-end encryption. We will also analyze reasons against private communication, like security, crime fighting, and legitimate commercial interests.

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18:15 – Doors open

18:30 – Introduction by Iraklis Symeonidis (Researcher, SnT, University of Luxembourg)

18:40 – Panel discussion with
Sofia Celi (OTR developer, Centro de Autonomía Digital)
Hernani Marques (Council member, p≡p foundation)
Didier Hoareau (CEO, OnePrivacy)
Chris Pinchen (Founder, the Privacy Agency)
Carsten Ullrich (Doctoral researcher, University of Luxembourg)

Moderated by Angelica Fernandez (Doctoral researcher, University of Luxembourg)

19:30: Food and drinks

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Organized by:
Legal Hackers Luxembourg
29, avenue John F. Kennedy
Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
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