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EU Right to Privacy to include Full Encryption

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A European Parliament committee is proposing that end-to-end encryption can be used by the public. They submitted a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications.

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Amendment 36, Proposal for a regulation, Recital 37

Service providers who offer ... electronic communications services should ensure that such electronic communications data are protected by using specific types of software and encryption technologies

 

 

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IBM has announced new hardware that supports full encryption and said ‘IBM fully supports the need for governments to protect their citizens from evolving threats. Weakening encryption technology, however, is not the answer. Encryption is simply too prevalent and necessary in modern society.’

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