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.

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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