***PANEL BEGINS 18:30***
Decentralized and decentralizing technologies are challenging and changing how we manage our digital identities.
In fact, a paradigm shift is already underway in the context of identity: the advent of blockchain has made possible novel systems for dealing with identity on the web that bring us closer to realizing self-sovereign identity in practice – but not without introducing new issues and risks.
Privacy is a paramount concern when it comes to blockchains and the tools we build using distributed ledger technology.
*What does privacy on the web look like today?
*How do we envision privacy in the decentralized web?
*How do we protect privacy as we bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0?
*What risks to privacy do decentralized and decentralizing technologies pose?
*What does privacy look like in a self-sovereign ecosystem for identity?
Join us for a panel discussion (in English) on the state of privacy on the web today, what challenges we may face in a decentralized web, and potential solutions to protecting privacy as we bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
Balázs Némethi (Panel)
Balázs is an invited expert for the World Economic Forum's Digital Identity Taskforce and has been in the blockchain digital Identity space for over 2 years. He has a passion for delivering real impact with the use of technology and blockchain. Taqanu, his company is focusing on creating public, mission-critical infrastructures in the identity space that can provide privacy by design for systems in both the developing and developed world.
Natalie Eichler (Panel)
Natalie Eichler is an attorney at DWF in Berlin specialising in e-commerce law, contract and data protection law. Her clients are mainly companies from the blockchain and distributed ledger area, which she supports with legal advice on token sales as well as on the realization of the respective business ideas. Before joining DWF, Natalie was legal advisor of an internet company based in Berlin and worked as a research associate in a large law firm. Natalie studied law in Munich and completed her legal clerkship in Berlin and in Windhoek, Namibia.
Greg McMullen (Panel)
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and authored the BCCLA handbook on laptop and smartphone searches at the Canadian border.
Kai Wagner (Panel)
Kai drives business development & strategy at Jolocom. His commitment to self-sovereign identity extends outside the office as an active contributor to several working groups from the Blockchain Bundesverband, the German blockchain association.
Ellie Stephens (Moderator)
Ellie Stephens is an experienced communications strategist having worked in 16 countries, notably within Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to joining Jolocom, she worked closely with activists from around the world to help build innovative solutions, often decentralized, to address their most pressing challenges, ranging from threats to data security to lack of access to funding. Pursuing her passion for privacy and digital identity, Ellie now supports Jolocom’s mission to bring the modern world closer to a modern identity solution.
18:00 - Doors open
18:30 - Panel begins
19:30 - Casual discussion + networking (drinks provided)
21:00 - Close
A meetup event organized by Jolocom for Privacy Week Berlin 2018.