Tech Industry Warns Against French-German Plans To Weaken Encryption

Found on CCIA on Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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A new European Commission proposal could undermine the confidentiality of encrypted communication. A new “ePrivacy proposal”, expect end of this year, would likely include a loophole for governments to request access to encrypted data.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Europe Director, Christian Borggreen:

“We are worried that EU proposals can allow governments to challenge end-to-end encryption and thus threaten the security and confidentiality of Europeans’ communications.”

Either encryption works, or it does not. Having backdoor access means it does not and should be replaced by a product that is not respecting such ridiculous laws.