0
Wireless

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.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



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
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Social media harmful for children, says Dutch consumer association

Published 25 Nov 2021 15:48 CET | Netherlands
Social media is unsuitable for children, Dutch consumer organisation Consumentenbond found, after examining Facebook, Instagram, ...

NLdigital sends manifesto to Dutch govt for better cooperation

Published 22 Sep 2021 11:37 CET | Netherlands
Dutch industry group NLdigital has handed over a manifesto to the Dutch state, saying the sector is eager to work with the ...

PLDT, Smart start blocking content to fight online child abuse

Published 26 May 2021 12:47 CET | Philippines
Philippines operator PLDT and its mobile unit Smart Communications have started to block content to fight online sexual abuse and ...

Four major IXs team to develop open source route servers

Published 16 Mar 2021 21:35 CET | World
Global Internet Exchanges AMS-IX, LINX, DE-CIX and Netnod have partnered with the newly-established Route Server Support ...

Groot aantal bedrijven en belangenorganisaties tekenen verklaring tegen plannen afzwakken encryptie Nederlandse overheid

Published 10 Mar 2021 12:13 CET | Netherlands
Diverse bedrijven, belangenorganisaties en experts roepen het kabinet op om af te zien van de plannen voor het afzwakken van de ...

Dutch government investigating options for lawful access to encrypted messages

Published 29 Jan 2020 14:39 CET | Netherlands
The Dutch government is investigating options for the lawful access to encrypted messages, Minister of Justice and Security ...

Dutch justice minister calls for access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp, Telegram

Published 04 Nov 2019 11:06 CET | Netherlands
The Dutch justice minister Ferd Grapperhaus has called for law enforcement officials to have access to encrypted messages over ...