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Wednesday, May 16 • 16:00 - 17:00
State Hacking and Crypto Wars 2.0

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Governments worldwide are trying to initiate far-reaching
interventions in IT-systems, state hacking and also backdoors and central keys. In Germany for example, the comprehensive use of a "Staatstrojaner" was allowed in 2017 and state hacking is becoming more
and more exaggerated. We are currently experiencing how the Crypto Wars
2.0 are taking place, against encrypted messengers, but also against
entire systems themselves.
This Fishbowl wants to bring together the different strings in this debate on active hacking and a new Crypto War. We want to give an global overview and show how civil society is handling this issue. GFF is currently preparing a constitutional complaint against the new German law. Strategic
litigation can be a means to set clear boundaries, against state
sponsored hacking and for public IT security. This Fishbowl wants to invite participants to discuss the issue and share experiences and exchange best practice ideas about how to fight them.
The Fishbowl will start with three short intros of 5 minutes and then open up the circle for participation. A Fishbowl allows to invite different stakeholder positions and makes the discussions more interactive.

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Amie Stepanovich

U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

Wednesday May 16, 2018 16:00 - 17:00 EDT