Global Encryption Day – Kenya

Kenya National Library Buruburu, Kenya, 13 October 2023, 06:00 to 13:00 UTC

Hosted by Kennedy Ronoh, Chair Technical and Research Committee, ISOC Kenya

Strong encryption is a fundamental part of how we remain safe online and offline. It means people can communicate with another person safe in the knowledge no-one is listening in or tampering with their messages. Despite this, governments around the world are ramping up their attacks on end -to-end encryption (E2EE). Governments view it as a hurdle for law enforcement agencies. But systematically weakening people’s digital safety is not the answer. End-to-end encryption is the gold standard of security in a world where daily life is increasingly online. We need to push back against government efforts to undermine E2EE.

On the annual Global Encryption Day, we join our efforts to protect end-to-end encryption and defeat any proposals that undermine it. ISOC Kenya will have its Global Encyption Day (GED) activities on 13th October from 9am to 4pm (Nairob time). It will be a hybrid event with both physical and online participation. The venue for physical participation will be Kenya National Library Buruburu. The goals of the GED event are the following:
1)To explain the technical details of encryption
2)To create awareness about encryption and the importance of end to end encryption
3)Advocate for strong encryption
4)To create awareness how to defend encryption