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Volume: 4 Issue: 6
(June 2018)

wp29 denounces demands encryption ‘backdoors 11 april 2018 article 29 working party (‘wp29) since replaced european data protection board

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WP29 denounces demands for encryption ‘backdoors’

On 11 April 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’), which has since been replaced by the European Data Protection Board, issued a statement about the importance of encryption to guarantee the protection of individuals in regards to the confidentiality an integrity of their data and in which it expressed its concerns about the perceived inability to keep ‘backdoors’ in encryption software - that have been introduced for law enforcement purposes - secure. Annabelle Gold-Caution, Solicitor at Fieldfisher, in this article discusses the WP29’s statement in the context of two nations which have already legislated in this area: the UK and the US.

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