Online privacy conference draws a full house
Auditorium 1 was filled to capacity during ITU’s first Crypto Conference on Wednesday, which featured presentations by a string of experts on digital surveillance and privacy.
“I lie about everything on Facebook,” proclaimed Pernille Tranberg, a data ethics consultant, during her presentation, explaining that she simply does not trust major internet companies with her private data. In this she was probably not alone after almost six hours of talks on online surveillance and private data protection at yesterday’s Crypto Conference. The conference drew around 300 participants to ITU's largest auditorium.
The speakers of the afternoon were:
• David Simonsen, Head of WAYF
• Pernille Tranberg, journalist and data ethics consultant
• Irina Shklovski, Associate Professor at ITU
• Martin von Haller, IT Lawyer
• Hanno Böck, freelance journalist
• Peter Kofod, journalist and activist
• Henrik Kramshøj, IT security expert
Read the many tweets from the conference here and see photos from the event below. Photos by Jacob Cholewa.
David Simonsen of WAYF kickstarted the conference with a presentation on security in digital infrastructures.
Pernille Tranberg, data ethics consultant, talked about the data harvest of large internet companies and explained how she protects her private data online.
In his talk about legal rights, IT lawyer Martin von Haller revealed that he has never read an end-user license agreement (without being paid for it!).
The presentations were followed by a panel debate. Pictured: Henrik Kramshøj, Peter Kofod and Hanno Böck.
An audience member asks a question for the panel.
The Crypto Conference organizers, ITU students Sofus Albertsen and Mikkel Villebro.
A crypto workshop in Atrium concluded the conference.
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