Once again, EFF is excited to be back in Washington, DC for ShmooCon 2023! Stop by the EFF booth to chat with some of our team and learn about the latest developments in defending digital freedom for all. You can even pick up a special gift as a token of our thanks when you take advantage of our membership specials or donate!
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On Saturday, January 21, at 1100 Eastern Time, come see Kurt Opsahl, EFF's Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, speak on "The UN Cybercrime Treaty: The One Treaty to Rule All the Hacking Laws."
The United Nations is currently negotiating a major cybercrime treaty that has the potential to substantively reshape international anti-hacking law when implemented by the signatory states. It is intended to become more widely adopted and influential than the current Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and standardize anti-hacking law around the world—including in your country.
We have already witnessed too many examples of anti-cybercrime laws being used to persecute, chill human rights, and bring spurious and disproportionate charges against activists, whistleblowers, and security researchers. This presentation will let you know the status of the negotiations (expected to finish in Fall 2023), the provisions proposed by the participating countries that might limit or deter security research, and discuss EFF’s efforts to ensure proposed treaty does not invite abuse and overreach by countries and deter the security research that helps keep us all safer from cybercrime.
More about ShmooCon:
ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. The first day is a single track of speed talks called One Track Mind. The next two days bring three tracks: Build It, Belay It, and Bring It On.