Europe mustn’t backtrack on its support of encryption and rejection of surveillance

Julia Reda: Without cryptography, every email you send and every word you type into a form on a website can easily be intercepted, read and even modified. Encryption is essential to protect the integrity of the communications of individuals and businesses in Europe.

And in the light of the abject failure of the European Union to stop the mass surveillance of its people politically, it is the best available (though unsatisfactory) way to safeguard our rights.

Country: EU

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: surveillance, safeguards, privacy, Julia Reda, encryption

Posted on Thursday 12 February 2015

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