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German govt plans law for decrypting encrypted messaging

Tuesday 27 December 2016 | 10:25 CET | News
The German federal government plans to propose a law that enables security forces to develop decryption tools for encrypted messaging services like Whatsapp , Telegram and Signal to eavesdrop on chats by suspected terrorists and criminals, according to German newspaper Bild citing a so-called protocol declaration on the subject that was talked about during the cabinet meeting of 14 December of this year. The new law would explicitly exclude using decryption tools for encrypted messaging between German citizens. The plan was proposed by German federal justice minister Heiko Maas and federal

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: WhatsApp
Countries: Germany
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