Dutch firms, interest groups call on govt not to weaken encryption for chat apps

Wednesday 10 March 2021 | 15:02 CET | News
A number of Dutch companies, interest groups and experts are calling on the government to abandon plans to weaken encryption for chat apps. The move comes after Dutch public broadcaster NOS revealed that the government is still working on plans to weaken the encryption of chat messages. This would enable the interception of messages from crime suspects. Internet and telephone providers have to make their network interceptable but this does not apply to chat apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage. Outgoing Minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus wants to get rid of that distinction.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: AMS-IX / Apple / Bits of Freedom / Consumentenbond / Freedom Internet / Google / ISOC / KPN / LeaseWeb / Microsoft / Nos / NOS / NXP Semiconductors / SIDN / T-Mobile / VodafoneZiggo
Countries: Netherlands
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