Dutch government: Encryption good, backdoors bad

The Dutch government has released a statement in which it says that "it is currently not desirable to take restricting legal measures concerning the development, availability and use of encryption within the Netherlands". It also notes that forcing companies to add backdoors to their products and services would have "undesirable consequences for the security of communicated and stored information," since "digital systems can become vulnerable to criminals, terrorists and foreign intelligence services".

Country: Netherlands

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: privacy, intelligence agencies, backdoors, The Netherlands, encryption

Posted on Wednesday 6 January 2016

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