Proposal British spionagewet contains quite a prohibition on encryption’




The proposal of the new British spionagewet would prohibit any form of encryption that can only be decrypted by the user. This can affect large tech companies such as Apple and Google, and force them to use encryption or weakened to build in backdoors.

This reports the Daily Telegraph in contrast to earlier reports. The bill would not prohibit any form of encryption, just the kind of encryption that can not be decrypted by the providers themselves. According to Edward Snowden it can not decrypt by third parties precisely the purpose of encryption. The proposal means that tech companies are no longer end-to-end encryption should not offer, because they are unable to respond in the event of a request for decryption by the government. Include Apple advertises example here along as important privacy feature to its products.

Companies would therefore deliberately vulnerabilities should build in encryption services to comply with the new legislation. The risk is that malicious persons of the same vulnerabilities can use. In addition, many open-source encryption tools are reducing the effectiveness of an encryption ban these companies decreases.

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the measures are necessary to “terrorists, providing criminals and kidnappers of children no safe place on the Internet.” Content providers would not be safe if they use fixed or mobile telephony. The parliament must approve the law very well. The proposal with more information about the British government’s plans will come out Wednesday.


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