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).