France and Germany ask EC to draft a backdoor law for encryption

The French and German Ministers of Interior asked the European Commission on 23 August to draft a new law that would require services such as Telegram to cooperate with the decryption of encrypted communications. 

In their joint press statement, the French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve stated that for law enforcement purposes, the conversations people have via apps such as Telegram have to be accessible to the police and secret services.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: law enforcement, electronic communications, statement, anonymity, encryption

Posted on Wednesday 7 September 2016

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