International Association for Cryptologic Research

IACR Petitions and Position Statements

IACR Statement On Mass Surveillance (May 14, 2014)

A statement repudiating mass surveillance adopted by IACR members at the membership meeting of Eurocrypt 2014.

IACR Response to Australia's Defence Trade Controls Act (July 6, 2015)

The Australian government has passed legislation that subjects encryption to export controls, without exemptions for ordinary research & teaching activities. This petition calls on the Australian government to include exemptions so that the activities of Australian IACR members are not criminalized.

IACR Statement Condemning US Immigration Ban (January 29, 2017)

The IACR strongly opposes U.S. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order suspending visas to nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries. We declare such actions, which hurt international collaboration, to pose a concrete and direct threat to our mission, and to the continued international contributions of our members to society, industry, and government.

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