Track 02: [In]security by Design
This session will bring European and national policy-makers and experts to discuss emerging efforts to regulate government hacking as a form of surveillance.
Presentations on some of the key challenges surrounding government hacking will be followed by a Q&A.
- Ralf Bendrath, Senior Policy Adviser, European Parliament
- Juraj Sajfert, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Justice and consumers
- Kees Verhoeven, Dutch MP, Democrats 66 [TBC]
- Raphaël Vinot CERT Operator, CIRCL – Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg
- Scarlet Kim, Legal Officer, Privacy International
Among the questions to be addressed:
- Why do governments hack?
- How do we conceptualise cybersecurity? What are the challenges in defending cybersecurity? How do we embed cybersecurity into discussions about government hacking?
- What are the challenges in regulating government hacking?
- Are some methods of acquiring vulnerabilities and exploits off-limits or should they be? Which ones?
- Should governments ever use zero-days to hack? Should they be limited to using known vulnerabilities? Should they be permitted to impersonate known and trusted third parties?
- What should the relationship be between vulnerability disclosure and government hacking?
- What recourse should there be for those who have been collaterally affected?