Friday, March 31, 2017

EU plan could mean a backdoor into encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp

Internet privacy has been a huge debate this week. In the US, congress basically killed people’s right to online privacy and UK’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd spoke about the necessity for governments to be able to monitor terrorist communications through apps like WhatsApp after the Westminster attack. These stories dominated the news, which might explain why the European Commission’s announcement about new rules for encrypted communication might have fallen through the cracks. EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said she will propose three or four options this June to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to access securely encrypted messages. The details of the proposal are not known, but some of the measures will…

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