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Five Eyes Intel Alliance Urges Big Tech to Help Break Encrypted Messages

In a joint statement with America’s “Five Eyes” partners Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, DHS secretary urged tech companies to support law enforcement by improving access to criminal and terrorist communications using encrypted platforms. The statement also noted that, in the event of “impediments to lawful access to information necessary to aid the protection of the citizens of our countries,” it may “pursue technological, enforcement, legislative or other measures to achieve lawful access solutions.” The issue of access to these encrypted communications was described in the statement as a “pressing international concern that requires urgent, sustained attention.” Both Obama and Trump administrations have highlighted the risks associated with encrypted platforms that allow terrorists and criminals to communicate beyond the reach of most law enforcement surveillance. 

Source: Five Eyes Intel Alliance Urges Big Tech to Help Break Encrypted Messages – Nextgov

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