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Encryption Experts Session Evening in Canberra

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Parliament House Theatre

Australian Parliament House

Parliament Drive

Canberra, ACT 2600

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Internet Australia and the Internet Society are pleased to invite you to an Experts Session on Encryption on 20 August 2018 at 4:30 pm in the Theatre at Parliament House, Canberra.

Australia is on the cusp of deciding whether to introduce legislation to facilitate law enforcement access to the contents of Australians’ encrypted messages, data and devices, by requiring that companies offering encryption services provide exceptional access, or through some other means.

Encryption technologies enable Internet users to protect the integrity and the confidentiality of their data and communications. From limiting the impact of data breaches, to securing financial transactions, to keeping messages private, encryption is an essential tool for digital security. As a technical foundation for trust on the Internet, encryption promotes commerce, privacy, and user trust, and helps protect data and communications from bad actors.

To learn more about the issues concerning encryption and law enforcement access, we invite you to join us for an interactive in-depth dialogue with experts on encryption and digital security.

During the session, international and local experts from across the field will discuss the technical aspects of encryption and digital security. They will explain how encryption is used to secure communications and data, and explore its role in the Australian digital economy. Experts will also discuss the risks associated with attempting to provide exceptional access to encrypted systems.


(16.30 – 17:00) Registration (Theatre Foyer)


(17:00– 18:30) Experts Session on Encryption (Theatre)

  • Welcome remarks by Keith Besgrove from Internet Australia
  • Encryption explained by Dr. Vanessa Teague from the University of Melbourne
  • Framing the encryption debate by Dr. Hal Abelson from MIT.

Conversation among the experts led by Christine Runnegar, Senior Director, Internet Society

  • Dr. Hal Abelson, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, a fellow of
    the IEEE, and a founding director of Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation.
  • Linus Chang, Director of Scram Software Pty Ltd, an Australian cloud security provider
  • Mark Nottingham, engineer, member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), chair of the
    Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) HTTP and QUIC Working Groups.
  • Dr. Vanessa Teague, cryptographer, University of Melbourne
  • Martin Thomson, engineer at Mozilla, member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), lead of
    the IAB Privacy and Security Program
  • Peter Tonoli, Board member of Electronic Frontier Australia; Director, Internet Australia; and
    Senior Technical Fellow, Blueprint for Free Speech

Discussion, Q&A

(18:30– 19:30) Join us for Cocktail Social and mingle with the Experts (Queens Terrace Gallery)


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the parking space underneath the Parliament House forecourt - Charges may apply.

What can I bring into the event?

Participants must enter through the X-ray scanner security gate at the front entrance - Please don't bring anything you wouldn't carry through an airport security gate.
Please allow extra time to move through security before the event, as only one security machine will be working on the night due to renovations at Australian Parliament House.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Your printed ticket will help expedite registration at the registration desk before the session.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes - if you are unable to attend, somebody else may attend in your place. Note that the tickets will be used for estmating catering, so please only one person per ticket. There is no charge for this event, so each participant can register their own ticket.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes - if you are unable to attend, somebody else may attend in your place. Note that the tickets will be used for estmating catering, so please only one person per ticket. There is no charge for this event, so each participant can register their own ticket.

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