The societal impact of cryptology is much broader than that of a technical discipline: the architecture and assumptions underlying cryptographic solutions do have large impacts on society in terms of mass
surveillance, law enforcement access to data, censorship, social privacy, etc. A first goal of this school will be to educate researchers and practitioners on the societal and political aspects of cryptology. Secondly the school intends to train researchers on bringing a technical idea towards an innovative concept that can be put in the market as a product or a service. For this program lecturers will be invited from the legal and policy area, from NGOs, but also entrepreneurs in spin-off companies, industry leaders and experts on innovation.
The school will be be co-located with Real World Crypto 2018.