SPY – Surveillance, Privacy, and You
19 May 2019, Darmstadt, Germany


Despite decades of development of modern cryptography promising to protect our privacy, we live in a golden age of surveillance. Government agencies are collecting more data than ever. Facebook data regarding 87 million users was used by Cambridge Analytica to manipulate elections. Android apps can and do track your location even when you turn off Location History. An Oregon couple reported that their Amazon Echo had recorded a private conversation and sent the recording to someone on their contact list. In the past decade, 176 million health-care records have been reported stolen in the U.S. alone. Regarding protection of user privacy, Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that "the free market is not working". This workshop will feature several talks on the current situation and prospects for the future.

SPY is an affiliated event of Eurocrypt 2019 (19–23 May 2019).





The workshop will follow the schedule for the Eurocrypt affiliated events, starting at 09:00 and ending at 17:30

More details will be announced, soon.


Registration is handled together with the Eurocrypt registration. See their registration page.

Practical stuff

For all practical information see the travel, accommodation, and visa information pages of the Eurocrypt conference.

Last modified: 2018.12.07