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Digital rights groups call for government to back away from encryption crackdown

Australian digital rights organisations have called for the data retention scheme to be suspended and for the government to back away from any move to undermine the use of encryption.

Source: Digital rights groups call for government to back away from encryption crackdown – Computerworld

Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’.

Allowing law enforcement agencies access to our data threatens a privacy that we all rely on, writes Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager.

Source: Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’ | Robby Mook | Opinion | The Guardian

Study: Big gaps emerge between countries on attitudes towards data protection in the cloud

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, can today reveal that while the vast majority of global companies (95%) have adopted cloud services, there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organizations admitted that on average, only two-fifths (40%) of the data stored in the cloud is secured with encryption and key management solutions.

Source: Gemalto and Ponemon Institute Study: Big gaps emerge between countries on attitudes towards data protection in the cloud

The Risks of “Responsible Encryption”

Federal law enforcement officials in the United States have recently renewed their periodic demands for legislation to regulate encryption. While they offer few technical specifics, their general proposal—that vendors must retain the ability to decrypt for law enforcement the devices they manufacture or communications their services transmit—presents intractable problems that would-be regulators must not ignore.

Source: The Risks of “Responsible Encryption” | Center for Internet and Society

State Hacking As Option To Overcome Encryption

The days of unfettered access to internet content are over, Riana Pfefferkorn of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society told government representatives during a panel dedicated to state interference in encryption, organised by Brazil’s registry Nic.br and CGI.br at the 12th Internet Governance Forum this week in Geneva. “Governments have to adapt,” the cryptography researcher said. A concern is, though, that governments will adapt by either lashing out to get backdoors in code, weaken encryption or legalize state hacking.

Source: State Hacking An Option To Overcome Encryption, IGF Hears – Intellectual Property Watch

FBI chief calls unbreakable encryption ‘urgent public safety issue’

The inability of law enforcement authorities to access data from electronic devices due to powerful encryption is an “urgent public safety issue,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday as he sought to renew a contentious debate over privacy and security.

Source: FBI chief calls unbreakable encryption ‘urgent public safety issue’

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