Join the Dis­cus­sion About “Dig­i­tal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion” on 21st November

The iRights.Lab and DIVSI invite you to the event “Dig­i­tal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion – In Search of Trust and Secu­ri­ty”. Togeth­er with high-class experts we want to dis­cuss why trust in dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion is impor­tant and how we can achieve it.

Dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion is part of our every­day life. We use e‑mail and mes­sag­ing ser­vices to chat with fam­i­ly and friends, and share very sen­si­tive per­son­al infor­ma­tion dig­i­tal­ly with banks, insur­ance com­pa­nies or gov­ern­ment agen­cies. But do we real­ly have trust in dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion? Why are there so few trust­wor­thy options for dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion? Why are already exist­ing secu­ri­ty mea­sures like encryp­tion not applied every­where? How can we mas­ter the chal­lenges lying ahead and which stake­hold­ers have to get involved?

We invite you to dis­cuss these ques­tions with us:

Date: Tues­day, 21st Novem­ber 2017, 17:30 to 20:00
Place: Von Greif­swald, Greif­swalder Straße 80, 10405 Berlin

Please reg­is­ter in advance via e‑mail to or on


17:00 – Gates open, fin­ger food

17:30 – Wel­com­ing remarks
Philipp Otto, Founder & Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Think Tank iRights.Lab

17:35 – Wel­com­ing remarks and introduction
Matthias Kam­mer, Direc­tor DIVSI

17:40 – Short wel­com­ing speech by the patron of DIVSI
Joachim Gauck, for­mer Fed­er­al Pres­i­dent of Germany

17:55 – Keynote: Con­ve­nience vs. Secu­ri­ty – (Not) A Zero Sum Game?
Jutta Gurk­mann, Head of Con­sumer Pol­i­cy Ver­braucherzen­trale Bundesverband

18:15 – Panel dis­cus­sion: Trust is good, con­trol is better?
Ulf Buer­mey­er, Chair­man of the Gesellschaft für Frei­heit­srechte e.V. (GFF)
Matthias Kam­mer, Direc­tor DIVSI
Dr. Luc Méri­ochaud, Head of Deutsche Bank Labs Con­ti­nen­tal and East­ern Europe
Prof. Dr. Nor­bert Pohlmann, Pro­fes­sor for infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty at the West­fälis­che Hochschule and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Insti­tut für Inter­net-Sicher­heit – if(is)
Dr. Mario Rehse, Head of Pub­lic Affairs Unit­ed Inter­net AG

20:00 – Get-togeth­er, buffet

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