Freedom of Encryption
Legislation surrounding digital privacy has seen quite an upheaval in recent years. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU, and new resolutions within the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) have recognized the urgency to include recommendations on the use of encryption to protect the digital identities of citizens. And now, in the advent of contact tracing and the increased digitisation of our lives, it becomes increasingly important to hold on to the privacy lessons learned, and to realise the suggestions put forth in the law. In this work, we meander through the main events in history which have shaped the legislative landscape that encompasses the use of encryption, paying particular attention to recent (post-Snowden) developments.
Aisling Connolly (Ingenico Group & UC San Diego)
Having recently completed her PhD at the École normale supérieure in Paris, Aisling holds joint roles as a researcher in the Advanced Research team at Ingenico Group, and with the crypto group at UC San Diego. Her work lies at the intersection of cryptography, information Security, and privacy, where she pays particular attention to formalising foundations of privacy enhancing technologies, and their realisation through the design of efficient protocols.