[governance] End to End encryption (was: Fwd: FB open letter e2e update...)

Ian Peter ian.peter at ianpeter.com
Mon Oct 7 16:53:44 EDT 2019

I support Sala's proposal that IGC signs on - however we have a deadline 
of Monday - can we come to a quick decision to do so before then? I 
guess an early question is whether anyone here is opposed to IGC signing 

In the mean time individual organisations here should sign on if they 
wish as per details below.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro" <governance at lists.riseup.net>
To: "Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond" <ocl at gih.com>
Cc: "governance" <governance at lists.riseup.net>
Sent: 8/10/2019 7:36:00 AM
Subject: Re: [governance] End to End encryption (was: Fwd: FB open 
letter e2e update...)

>Thanks Olivier.
>I propose that the IGC signs on.
>On Mon, 7 Oct 2019, 3:06 pm Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, <ocl at gih.com> 
>>Dear colleagues and friends,
>>this is to let you know that an open letter initiated by CDT is 
>>currently in the signature stage. I am surprised this discussion 
>>hasn't made it to the IGC mailing list through other channels, 
>>especially given the short notice. Please give this a consideration, 
>>that the concept of "backdoors" provide a malicious actor with a 
>>single point of entry, a weakness in the security systems that secure 
>>our privacy and transactions.
>>Kindest regards,
>>(my own views)
>>-------- Forwarded Message --------
>>Subject: FB open letter e2e update...
>>Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2019 09:58:18 -0400
>>From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe at cdt.org> <mailto:joe at cdt.org>
>>To: Joe Hall <jhall at cdt.org> <mailto:jhall at cdt.org>, Emma Llanso 
>><ellanso at cdt.org> <mailto:ellanso at cdt.org>
>>Fellow encryption advocates,
>>First, thank you all and your organizations for signing on to the open 
>>letter to Facebook on end-to-end encryption.
>>We released the first version of this letter at 12:30 US Eastern 
>>yesterday, with 59 organizations signed on [1]. We're currently at 69 
>>organizations in total, with a few others trying to get through 
>>complicated clearance processes this weekend.
>>We'd love to get any civil society and digital rights organizations 
>>that might feel similarly as all of us about the importance of the 
>>"digital glue" that holds up the Internet and digital devices. We have 
>>set a deadline of 23:59 UTC on Monday (17:00 US Pacific), so please 
>>feel free to send the document link (privately or on lists) to others 
>>you think might want to sign on, and have them send me email if they 
>>would like to be added:
>>(The language is set given how many signatories we have.)
>>On Monday, we will close the letter and post a final HTML and PDF 
>>versions of the letter with what I suspect will be an amazing showing 
>>of solidarity for strong security for massive platforms like those 
>>that Facebook controls.
>>Please take care of yourselves and have a good weekend, Joe
>>Joseph Lorenzo Hall
>>Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology 
>>1401 K ST NW STE 200, Washington DC 20005-3497
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