International Association for Cryptologic Research

IACR Statement On Mass Surveillance

("Copenhagen Resolution")

The following statement was adopted unanimously by the IACR Members meeting held at Eurocrypt 2014 in Copenhagen on May 14th 2014

    The membership of the IACR repudiates mass surveillance and the undermining of cryptographic solutions and standards. Population-wide surveillance threatens democracy and human dignity. We call for expediting research and deployment of effective techniques to protect personal privacy against governmental and corporate overreach.