EU wants internet firms to hand over encryption keys

A top EU official wants internet and telecommunication companies to hand over encryption keys to police and spy agencies as part of a wider crackdown on terrorism.

The EU’s counter-terrorism co-ordinator Gilles de Kerchove, in a document leaked by London-based civil liberties group Statewatch, says the European Commission should come up with rules that require the firms to help national governments snoop on possible suspects.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: leak document, encryption keys, Internet companies, Gilles de Kerchove, EU official, European Commission, counter-terrorism

Posted on Thursday 22 January 2015

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