The Privacy Enhancing Technologies community strives to foster a space for rigorous, challenging intellectual exploration that is at the same time open, inclusive and diverse. We urge PETS participants to engage with one another encouragingly and constructively, and especially encourage participants to interact with those whose viewpoints, research interests, cultural backgrounds, or experiences may be unfamiliar to them or outside their comfort zone.

The organizers expect that anyone participating in PETS will---at minimum---treat others with respect for their dignity and autonomy. Correspondingly, behavior that violates these principles will not be tolerated, and may include sanctions up to and including expulsion from PETS. Anyone who feels threatened or harassed while participating in PETS should not hesitate to reach out to the PETS Safe Spaces contacts and can expect that any concerns shared will be taken seriously and handled with both discretion and dispatch.

Anyone wishing to report an issue or concern during PETS 2020 is strongly encouraged to reach out to our Safe Spaces team. They can be contacted via email at This address will be checked hourly between 9am and 5pm EDT during the week of PETS and HotPETs. In addition, during this week
Google Meet URL: will be continuously monitored 9:30-11:00am EDT.
Google Meet URL: will be continuously monitored 1:30-3:30pm EDT.
We offer these channels as a first point of contact, and are happy to make other, more private arrangements to address participant concerns as needed.

Please note that the Safe Spaces channels are themselves subject to the PETS Code of Conduct, and that participants may face penalties for the deliberate misuse or abuse of these spaces.

PETS Safe Spaces contacts are Susan McGregor and Paul Syverson.

Our Statement of Principles