EU proposes banning encryption backdoors

Latest news

    The proposal has to be approved by Parliament and then reviewed by the EU Council, so there’s still a chance that the rules will be softened if and when the amendments pass.

    If they do clear, though, they could set up a conflict between the EU and countries that aren’t so fond of encryption. The UK is undoubtedly the main concern, even after it leaves the EU. A ban on backdoors would make it difficult for the country to enforce the Investigatory Powers Act’s requirement that companies remove “electronic protection” when possible. How would that be meaningful when virtually every tech company in Europe is encrypting data traffic? You’re not likely to see UK-specific versions of apps that introduce security holes.

    View the original article: https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/19/eu-proposes-banning-encryption-backdoors/

    This would also thwart the efforts of some American politicians (such as Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein) to effectively ban airtight encryption. While those proposals have largely stalled, they’d face an even tougher battle in Congress if it meant pitting American and European security policies against each other. Simply put, the EU could wind up dictating encryption strength well beyond its member states’ borders.

    In the same category are

    The best drip coffee maker Why you should trust us Liz Clayton, who wrote the 2018 update to this guide, is a seasoned coffee writer with more than a decade of experience brewin...
    Leica C-Lux brings style to long-zoom compact cameras The similarity promises some solid performance, too, with 49-point fast autofocus, continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and 4K videos at up to ...
    A tech entrepreneur prepares for prison Calling Lundgren an optimist would be an understatement. Yet the 33-year-old millionaire founder of several technology-recycling and -repair companies...
    RIP, ‘Pro Evolution Soccer’ With the launch of FIFA 19 on September 28th, the Champions League will have a new home. This past April, UEFA revealed that after a "fruitful" 10-yea...
    The best webcams Who this is for Most recent laptops and all-in-one desktops have a decent—sometimes even great—built-in camera, so many people don't need a stand-alon...
    Antarctica is losing ice at an increasingly rapid rate The global research team analyzed 24 satellite-based estimates of Antarctic ice sheet mass to calculate these rates. "We took all the estimates across...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.