A discussion around end to end encryption including an initial overview of what it is, the context of the debate between privacy and the protection of children, and how we can move forward to find a solution that works for both.
The panel discussion includes presentations from:
Vic Baines, Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University where her research interests include online safety policy, the future of cybercrime and security rhetoric. Vic starts the discussion with an explanation of end to end encryption, and an overview of the current issues within the debate.
Mallory Knodel, Chief Technology Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology spoke about the challenges of any changes made to E2EE on a person’s privacy and free expression, and any ‘green shoots’ that may be growing for a solution that can accommodate both sides of the argument.
Hany Farid, Professor at the University of California talked about some of the current tools employed in the identification of child sexual abuse material online and whether these can be used and still maintain the integrity of E2EE. Hany gave his perspective on the possibility of consensus in the future.
At the end there is a question and answer session, where participants posed questions to the panel, to stimulate discussion and gain a better understanding of some of the complex issues around this topic and the relevance of this to child protection today.