“Majority of respondents in international poll at uncrackable encryption ‘

Mar

30

2016

According to research by the Centre for International Governance Innovation among more than 24,000 people, sixty percent of the people against the development of technology that can prevent the government could access private messages.

Participants were given the statement “companies should not develop any technology that prevents the police access to online conversations to see. Then they had to indicate whether they were strongly or slightly agree or disagree. Participants in the poll came from 24 countries, including Germany and France. Netherlands and Belgium were not represented. Of the required population from the 24 selected countries which were from 23 countries to agree with this statement. Only the South Korean respondents were 54 percent disagree, with which this country is an exception.

Another argument was that the police should have the right to access the content of online conversations on ‘valid’ reasons of national security. How the study defines valid reasons unknown, which could have resulted in a worldwide research in various areas tribunal to unrepresentative results. Nevertheless, seventy percent agreed with the statement, but in countries such as Germany the result was less one-sided. There was 55 per cent agreed with the statement.

It was further asked to determine whether the police could find out who a suspect had online contact. The participants took 85 percent of the police to do so should be able to. Even in European countries was about 85 per cent agreed. In general, it is clear from the survey that the majority supports itself on the side of the government in the debate on encryption.

Other questions of the poll showed that only 38 percent of respondents think that if not controlled its activities on the Internet. An average of 54 percent of the participants think that his or censor its Internet activities.

The study ran from November 20 to December 4, 2015 and was thus way for the lawsuit between the FBI and Apple, in which encryption was central. The FBI has dropped the case because it has finally managed to solve the problem of Apple without the encryption on the iPhone. Governments mention increasingly having difficulty to access important data available for the latest security methods.

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