Forum +33/49: Ger­man-French Cryp­toPar­ty

At the Ger­man-French con­fer­ence on the dig­i­tal­iza­tion of the econ­o­my on 13 Decem­ber 2016 in Berlin, the French Nation­al Dig­i­tal Coun­cil (CNNum) and the Advi­so­ry Panel on the Young Dig­i­tal Econ­o­my (BJDW) organ­ised the first Ger­man-French Cryp­toPar­ty with high-pro­file par­tic­i­pants from pol­i­tics and soci­ety in both states.

A Cryp­toPar­ty is aimed at find­ing dif­fer­ent strate­gies and tools to strength­en IT secu­ri­ty and pro­tect the pri­vate sphere. Cryp­toPar­ties are free and open to any­one who is inter­est­ed. That way, every­one has the abil­i­ty to gain the skills they need.

The event was organ­ised togeth­er with experts (the so-called Cryp­to Angels) from Berlin’s Cryp­toPar­ty move­ment, espe­cial­ly for the par­tic­i­pants in the Ger­man-French con­fer­ence, which took place in Berlin on 13 Decem­ber, with the involve­ment of the Ger­man Chan­cel­lor Angela Merkel and French Pres­i­dent François Hol­lande. The Ger­man-French Cryp­toPar­ty took place in the French Embassy in Berlin as part of the Forum +33/49.

The CCNum, the iRights.Lab and the BJDW made it clear at this event that the right to robust encryp­tion is impor­tant in Europe to per­mit cit­i­zens to have con­fi­dence that their com­mu­ni­ca­tions are secure.

The book­let on the Cryp­to Party can be down­loaded here (PDF, ~1 MB, German/​French).