By Guillermo Peris

The 34th annual four-day hacker conference Chaos Communication Congress (34c3), organised by EDRi member Chaos Computer Club, took place in Leipzig, Germany on 27-30 December 2017. The congress offered lectures, workshops and other events on various topics related to information technology and its effects on the society.

For the first time, we also organised an assembly together with our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Privacy International, epicenter.works, Digitale Gesellschaft Switzerland, Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (FIfF), Fitug, Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF), Hermes Center, Vrijschrift and the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). The existence of the Rights&Freedoms cluster reflects a commensurate build-up in momentum among the global internet freedom community. As more and more people committed to upholding civil rights online, free expression and free open software these ideals and philosophies evolve to become more wide-reaching, inclusive, and effective.

The Rights&Freedoms stage covered many different topics – from open source software over security and privacy online to mass surveillance and current European digital rights issues. In case you missed some of the interesting talks, we have compiled a list of some of the available sessions from the Rights&Freedoms Cluster for you to catch up on.


Rights&Freedoms Stage

27 December 2017

19:00-20:00 – Jabber/XMPP: past, present and future (Daniel Gultsch)
Speaker notes
Video

21:00-22:00 – The many applications of digital certificates (Thomas Ruddy)
Slides

28 December 2017

13:00-14:00 – Take e-voting away from Europe (Hermes Center)
Slides

18:00-19:00 – Hacking with Wget (Hanno Böck)
Slides

29 December 2017

14:00-15:00 – Digital Anonymity for Whistleblowing (Hermes Center)
Slides

21:00-22:00 – Wie die flächendeckende Gesichtserkennung sich in unser Datenschutzgesetz eingeschlichen hat (Frank, Datenschutzraum e.V.)
Slides

30 December 2017

14:00-15:00 – Monitoring Government Surveillance Capabilities by means of Transparency tools (Hermes Center)
Slides

If you participated and would like your session to be included on the list, please send your slides or video recording (or a link to them) to guillermo.peris (at) edri.org.


Other interesting talks at the 34c3 by EDRi members & allies

Net Neutrality Enforcement in the EU (Thomas Lohninger, epicenter.works)
Video

Protecting Your Privacy at the Border (Kurt Opsahl and William Budington, EFF)
Video

Italy’s surveillance toolbox (Riccardo Coluccini, Hermes Center)
Video

Policing in the age of data exploitation (Eva Blum-Dumontet and Millie Wood, Privacy International)
Video

WTFrance: Decrypting French encryption law (Agnes and Okhin, La Quadrature du Net)
Video

OONI: Let’s Fight Internet Censorship, Together! (Arturo Filastò aka. hellais, OONI)
Video

Die Sprache der Überwacher (Thomas Lohninger, Werner Reiter and Angelika Adensamer, epicenter.works)
Video (German)

Der netzpolitische Wetterbericht (Markus Beckedahl, Netzpolitik)
Video (German)

Die göttliche Informatik (Rainer Rehak, Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung)
Video (German)

Netzpolitik in der Schweiz (Digitale Gesellschaft CH)
Video (German)

Die Sprache der Überwacher (Thomas Lohninger, Werner Reiter and Angelika Adensamer, epicenter.works)
Video (German)

All officially recorded sessions of the 34C3 can be found here.

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