As in our EU and Latin American editions, this 1st US edition aims to catalyse a constructive dialogue and a wide informed consensus on the role of new international non-governmental standards and certifications for ICT services with ultra-high levels of assurance – for communications, constitutional lawful access and artificial intelligence – that are able to grant unprecedented and constitutionally– meaningful levels of e-privacy and e-security to all, while increasing public safety and cyber-investigation capabilities.
William R. Pace
Vice President Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Co-author of the recent report on policies Unlocking Encryption:Information Security and the Rule of Law
John C. Havens
Privacy, Security and Trust Action Line Leader of EIT Digital.Privacy, Security and Trust Action Line Leader of EIT Digital. Renowned cryptanalyst and cryptographer. EIT Digital manages, through Innovation and Education action lines, about 80M€ yearly of EU funds for close-to-market IT innovation, research and education co-funding
Executive Director at Trustless Computing Association.Project Lead at the User Verified Social Telematics project and the Trustless Computing Initiative. Long-time activist for the promotion of democracy within and through the use of IT.
- 08:30 – Reception and Coffee
- 08:50 – Intro by Rufo Guerreschi and Jovan Golic
- 09:10 – Special keynote by Joe Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right of Privacy.
- 09:25 – Special keynote by Max Schrems, world-renowned EU privacy activists
- 09:40 – Flash position statements by panelists with flash QAs
- 10:00 – Panel on CHALLENGE A: How can we achieve ultra-high assurance ICT?!
Is it feasible to provide ordinary citizens access to affordable and user-friendly complete ICT services with levels of trustworthiness that are meaningfully-abiding to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, as a supplement to their every-day computing devices? If so, how? What standards, standard setting and certifications processes can enable users to reliably assess their actual trustworthiness? What scale of investments are needed? How likely is it that they would sustainably be legally allowed?
(See Backgrounder on Challenge A)
- Moderator: Rufo Guerreschi
- Debaters: Jovan Golic, Daniel Castro, Joe Cannataci, Yvo Desmedt, Rufo Guerreschi
- 11:00 – Coffee Break
- 11:15 – Special Keynote by Jovan Golic, on “EIT Digital and business opportunities in cyber security and privacy”
- 11:35 – Flash position statements by panelists with flash QAs
- 11:55 – Panel on CHALLENGE B: Can ultra-high assurance ICT services comply to lawful access request while meaningfully protecting civil rights?
Can providers of ultra-high assurance ICT devise complaince mechanisms to lawful access requests, voluntarily – i.e. in addition to what’s required by selected jurisdictions – without significantly increasing risks for the privacy of users nor for public safety? If so, how? What are the core paradigms of such certification processes? (Backgrounder on Challenge B)
- Moderator: Jovan Golic
- Panelists: Daniel Castro, Max Schrems, Zachary Goldman, Joe Cannataci, Simon Halink, Rufo Guerreschi
- 12:45 – QA with audience
- 13:00 – Lunch break
- 14:00 – Intro to Challenge C by Roman Yampolskiy
- 14:10 – Flash position statements by Challenge C panelists with flash QAs
- 14:40 – Panel on CHALLENGE C: Ultra-high assurance ICT and the future of AI?
How can non-governmental ultra-high assurance ICT standards, and related socio-technical and governance models, spur sustainable AI-driven economic development and foster long-term AI safety? Can ultra-high assurance ICT standards, applied to the most critical deterministic sub-systems, contribute substantially to AI safety? (Backgrounder or Challenge C)
- Moderator: Roman Yampolskiy
- Panelists: John Havens, Rufo Guerreschi, Gry Hasselbalch, Joe Cannataci, Zachary Goldman.
- 15:40 – QA with audience
- 15:50 – Coffee Break
- 16:10 – Flash position statements by panelists with flash QAs
- 16:30 – Panel on CHALLENGE D: What are the national policy or international treaty options for ultra-high assurance ICT standards in critical societal domains?
What constituent processes can ensure a timely, effective and democratically-efficient implementation – by a critical mass of actors – of meaningfully-enforceable national policies or international treaties for ultra-high assurance IT standards setting and certification processes?! (Backgrounder on Challenge D)
- Moderator: Rufo Guerreschi
- Panelists: Joe Cannataci, Max Schrems, John Havens, Simone Halink, Zachary Goldman, Bill Pace, Jovan Golic.
- 18:00 -Summary of the day by organizers and QA with audience
- 18:45 – END
- 19:30-23:00 – Dinner for panelists, speakers and special guests