The Global Conversation on Encryption

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 4:30pm5:00pm

Amie Stepanovich, U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now


Around the world, leading government officials are discussing new laws and policies that could undermine encryption. From back doors, to key escrow, to outright bans on encryption, these proposals would limit user access to important security tools and technologies. These proposals all come with meaningful costs—to security, to the economy, and to the human rights of users. This talk will discuss some of the proposals that are being discussed, their potential impact, how technologists, academics, and members of civil society are responding, and what you can do to help.

Amie Stepanovich, U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

Amie Stepanovich is U.S. Policy Manager at Access Now, where she responds to threats at the intersection of human rights and communications surveillance. She is a board member of the Internet Education Foundation and the Committee on Individual Rights and Responsibilities' Liaison to the ABA's Cybersecurity Working Group. Stepanovich has a J.D. from New York Law School, and a B.S. from the Florida State University.

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@conference {206270,
author = {Amie Stepanovich},
title = {The Global Conversation on Encryption},
year = {2016},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan

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