French government speaks out against backdoors in encryption




The French Secretary of State for the Digital Economy, Axelle Lemaire, speaks out against the require by law backdoors in encryption. Such a requirement was added by an amendment to a bill, but according to Lemaire’s weak encryption inappropriate.

National Assembly, France The amendment was recently submitted by Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a member of the right party, Les Républicains. The goal was to weaken encryption by law by installing requiring backdoors. According Axelle Lemaire, who spoke on behalf of the French Government, however, this is “not the purpose of the law.” They rejected the amendment would return, reports the site Numerama. Furthermore, the incorporation of vulnerabilities by design would be inappropriate and would Encryption will be properly promoted by the French privacy regulator CNIL. Finally, weak encryption harmful to society as a whole, says Lemaire.

The Foreign Minister confirmed her words by adding that ‘this is not the right solution. ” Kosciusko-Morizet then withdrew the amendment, but continued to defend its position. Lemaire referred in her speech to the recent position of the Dutch government to support strong encryption and the backdoor which is found in firewalls from Juniper. Earlier, the French prime minister spoke out against the banning of public hotspots, which was proposed in addition to a ban on Tor by French police.


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