STATEMENT
Weakening encryption would harm journalists
27 Mar 2017
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

Encrypted communication tools are used by investigative journalists and reporters under fire, as well as businesses and governments, to have safe conversations and to report on difficult and often dangerous situations.

Attempts by the UK government to create a backdoor into these services would potentially put lives at risk by making the systems far less safe. It would certainly curtail reporting from dangerous regions.

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