Global Encryption Coalition Webinar: How strong encryption is the new ‘key’ to SME success

Online, 8 April 2021

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With big tech heavyweights increasingly edging in on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it can be hard for European companies to gain ground in the global tech market. But with user trust in big tech companies at low levels, European companies are increasingly moving to a business model centered on ensuring the security and privacy of their users. And the key to their success is strong encryption.

The good news is that building strong encryption into business practices is easier than you think. The bad news is that business rights to use it is under threat. After the Council of the European Union adopted a resolution calling for law enforcement access to encrypted communications, the European Commission has begun the process to consider legislation that would undermine the security, privacy and business success of Europeans.

In this session of the Global Encryption Coalition Webinar Series, three European tech SMEs revealed the ways SMEs they use encryption practices to underpins their business success. They also discussed why all businesses should pay attention to upcoming European encryption policy decisions, and what they could do to prevent them from harming European businesses and consumers who rely on their products worldwide.


  • Peter Budai, Vice President of Product, Tresorit
  • Hanna Bozakov, Tutanota
  • Jurgita Miseviciute, Public Policy and Government Affairs Lead, Proton Technologies AG