Cabinet: Restriction of encryption at this time is not desirable




Minister Van der Steur of Security and Justice participates in a government position to parliament that legislation encryption limited at this time is not desirable. There are also no possibilities for attenuating encryption techniques.

The co-Minister of Economic Affairs submitted Kamp position states that cryptography plays a key role in society. Therefore, “at this time is not desirable to include restrictive regulatory measures in respect of the development, availability and use of encryption within the Netherlands. The deliberate application of weaknesses in encryption would also allow for the fact to include terrorists and criminals to use it.

In a previous letter spoke van der Steur in September, the “encryption issue. In it he stated that encrypted data complicates the work of the police and other services. This is then repeated in the newly filed position. Still, it would protect the privacy of citizens and the confidential communication of the government and companies more important.

The end of December submitted bill Computer Crime III is now before the House. It is called ‘hack jurisdiction “created that the police can break up include computers, smart phones and routers. One of the issues to be is the fact that more and more data is encrypted with this addressed in the proposal. However, the Dutch government proposed recently half a million euros available to support open encryption projects.


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