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Global Encryption Day 2021: Live Q&A

Digital security is becoming increasingly undermined both at home in Australia and around the world. It’s important to explain and celebrate the important role encryption plays in keeping us safe and secure online. 

Join Executive Director of Digital Rights Watch, Lucie Krahulcova, and CTO of Oxen Privacy Tech Foundation, Kee Jefferys, on Global Encryption Day for a live Q&A about encryption. 

We want to hear from you! Submit your questions to Lucie and Kee using this Google Form. 

The stream will be live on YouTube at 6PM AEDT October 21.  The livestream will be open to the public, but you can also register here if you’d like to receive a reminder about the event. For those who won’t be able to tune in live, a full recording will also be available. 

Digital Rights Watch and the OPTF are both signatories to this year’s Global Encryption Day statement.

Strong encryption is a critical technology that helps keep people, their information, and communications private and secure. It underpins online trust, protects members of vulnerable communities, and safeguards the data of governments, businesses, and citizens from criminals and other malicious actors.

However, some governments and organizations are pushing to weaken encryption, which would create a dangerous precedent that compromises the security and privacy of billions of people around the world. Actions in one country that undermine encryption threaten us all.

On Global Encryption Day, we call on governments and the private sector to reject efforts to undermine encryption and instead pursue policies that enhance, strengthen, and promote use of strong encryption to protect people everywhere. We also support and encourage the efforts of companies to protect their customers by deploying strong encryption on their services and on their platforms.

Strong encryption is a critical tool toward a safer world for us all.

We believe that good people need good encryption, and put our full support behind encryption and encrypted technologies this Global Encryption Day. 

See you at the Q&A!