Europol charts ‘value of accessing data’ in encrypted cybercrime

An article in Euractiv refers to a Council document obtained and released to the public by Statewatch on the need to create ‘legal solutions’ that would facilitate the police in their ongoing investigations of encrypted communications networks.

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One document obtained by Statewatch notes that “there is a need for a regulatory framework that safeguards the advantages of end-to-end encryption without compromising the ability of law enforcement agencies and judicial authorities to protect the general public”.

It added that in order to preserve the crime-fighting capacities of EU police authorities, “new solutions may be required with the support of service providers.”


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Find the document released by Statewatch here.

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