French minister: Apps like Telegram must be decrypted for legal probes

French minister: Apps like Telegram must be decrypted for legal probes
By Jennifer Baker

(credit: Tim Ellis)

Laws mandating encryption backdoors have been demanded by French and German ministers who met on Tuesday.

France’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his German counterpart Thomas de Maizière, speaking at a joint press conference, called for EU legislation that would force firms to hand over crypto keys to police investigations in order to “truly arm our democracies on the issue of encryption.”

Cazeneuve—while claiming to support “the principle of encryption”—said that “exchanges made via applications like Telegram must be able to be identified and used in legal proceedings.”

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August 23, 2016 at 12:40PM
via Ars Technica UK http://ift.tt/2bRuVNp

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