French minister renews calls to tackle messaging encryption

Monday 15 August 2016 | 11:10 CET | News
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has reiterated the need for international action to tackle the threat of terrorism coming from messaging encryption, reports Reuters. Cazeneuve will meet his German counterpart, Thomas de Maiziere, on 23 August in Paris to discuss proposals on a European initiative, with a view to launching an international action plan. Cazeneuve declined to comment on the nature of the proposals and whether he is seeking Germany's support to request decryption techniques from service operators. Cazeneuve's statement follows a French investigation which uncovered the

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Countries: France / Germany
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Whilst national security has become a paramount importance for our day to day life but not at the expense of privacy violation. Introduction of encryption in messaging could trigger a cold war between the national security and individual privacy. Having said that we need to enshrine a meaningful reconciliation between the national security and individual privacy.
Selva Kidnapillai @ 15/8/2016 - 13:46

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