eco – Association of the Internet Industry – Europe’s largest association serving the interests of the Internet industry, with more than 1,100 members – joins the Global Encryption Coalition (https://www.globalencryption.org/). The goal is to promote and defend encryption as a critical technology that helps keep people, their information, and communications private and secure.
Klaus Landefeld, Vice Chair of the Board and Director Infrastructure & Networks at eco says: “We support and encourage organisations and companies to deploy state-of-the-art encryption as a standard for today’s and future products, platforms and services. That’s why eco is joining the Global Encryption Coalition. Encryption is key to ensuring security and privacy and building trust in Internet services for users and customers.”
Ryan Polk, Senior Policy Advisor at the Internet Society and a member of the Global Encryption Coalition steering committee, adds: “We are pleased to welcome eco as a member of the Global Encryption Coalition. Eco’s membership puts them squarely in the middle of encryption discussions in Europe and globally. They will be a key ally in promoting and defending the use of strong encryption for everyone.”
To kick off this collaboration, Klaus Landefeld joined Cathrin Bauer-Bulst, Acting Head of the Cybercrime Unit, European Commission DG-HOM, and Jens Henrik Jeppesen, Director-General, Center for Democracy and Technology Europe, in a series of online panel discussions on 14 May 2020, where the Global Encryption Coalition was launched.
About the Global Encryption Coalition
The mission of the Global Encryption Coalition is to promote and defend encryption in key countries and multilateral gatherings where it is under threat. It also supports efforts by companies to offer encrypted services to their users.
With a steering committee led by the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), Global Partners Digital (GPD) and the Internet Society (ISOC), the Global Encryption Coalition is composed of national coalitions, civil society groups, corporations, academics, and technologists around the world who agree to support its founding statement.