Strong encryption creates a threat to law enforcement and national security, stated by the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in a statement issued on Sunday.
With the increasing use and sophistication of certain encryption designs, the nation’s needs to combat serious crimes and threats to national and global security increased immensely, maintained the countries popular as the “Five Eyes” based on an agreement to cooperate on signal intelligence.
in the present situation, the encryption means used to protect personal, commercial and government information is used by criminals, including child sex offenders, terrorists and organized crime groups as well; leasing to the state of creating a frustrate investigation and detection avoidance and prosecution becoming mandatory.
The statement released showcase fundamental three principles the nations agreed to abide when dealing with encryption under their jurisdictions:
• Access to lawfully obtained data to be a mutual responsibility of all stakeholders like the government, carriers, device manufacturers and over-the-top service providers.
• All governments’ needs to verify the assistance requested from providers and are to be underpinned by the rule of law provided protections.
• Information and communications technology service providers must voluntarily establish lawful access solutions to their products and services in the aisle of networking.