Encryption is Key

How Undermining Encryption Would Harm Cybersecurity, Consumers, and the Economy

Join New America’s Open Technology Institute and the Center for Democracy & Technology for a briefing on Capitol Hill, hosted by Senator Leahy and Senator Lee, on the importance of encryption to security, privacy, and industry.

Former high-level government officials from the National Security Council, the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department will join us to discuss the value of strong encryption and explain how forcing companies to weaken the security of their digital products and services would undermine American security, prosperity, and innovation.

When:  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Where:  Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106


Julie Brill
Former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; co-director of the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, Hogan Lovells

Cameron Kerry
Former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution Center for Technology and Innovation; Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP

Ari Schwartz
Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Cybersecurity, National Security Council; Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services, Venable LLP

Opening Remarks: 

Kevin Bankston
Director at New America’s Open Technology Institute


Nuala O’Connor
President and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology 

Please RSVP for the event here.

For any questions, please email Robyn Greene