20 Oct EU Recognizes Police’s Need to Crack Encryption, But Says No to Backdoors
Reports this week indicate that the EU Commission seems to be looking for a compromise between preserving the security of encrypted communication, while recognizing the need of authorities to access information for their investigations.
The body recently unveiled measures which it says should support law enforcement and judicial authorities when faced with investigations involving strong encryption without weakening it, or indiscriminately affecting a large number of people.
The Commission adds that it intends to help Europol in a number of ways to upgrade its decryption capablities, as well as provide monetary assistance for training. Proposals for a legal framework on access to electronic evidence will also be presented next year.