IACR Statement

The IACR membership meeting at Eurocrypt produced a statement on mass surveillance:

Statement of Principle from the IACR Membership on Mass Surveillance and the Subversion of Cryptography

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.

I could think of stronger words, but then, I’m not trying to speak for all cryptographers.