Privacy is a fundamental need and a basic right. However, often it seems that the utility of electronic communication devices comes with the cost of privacy. Furthermore, civil security discussions often get the spin that there is a clear and unavoidable trade off with privacy. The academic community maintains the motion that privacy can be protected without utility or security loss. However, this is often not reflected in IT products or civil security policy.
In light of the above, the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and, as local host, the Systems Security Laboratory (SSL) of the University of Piraeus organizes a two day event with the objective to provide a forum to academia, industry and policy makers in the field.