The G7 Summit is taking place in Biarritz from 24 to 27 August 2019. The last meeting of the G7 interior ministers saw them commit to encouraging Internet companies to establish exceptional access solutions for encrypted content. The eco Association, together with ISOC, has now written an open letter criticizing the onslaughts on encryption by governments worldwide and, in a background paper, elaborates on the global challenge at the center of the encryption debate.
A broad alliance from politics, industry, academia, and society advocates for a mutual and comprehensive understanding of education in the digital world. The German Society for Informatics (Gesellschaft für Informatik – GI) launched a charter to this effect on 14 August. The charter, which eco has also signed, expresses the mutual understanding of the signatories of education in a world shaped by digitalization.