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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The European Union proposes to definitively prohibit the introduction of "back doors"

It has been a while since the FBI managed to unlock the iPhone from one of those responsible for an attack in San Bernardino. It was then, when the controversy about privacy returned to headlines around the world. The companies, of course, took the opportunity to position themselves in favor of protection of the data of its users , especially Apple, the phone manufacturer that initiated the controversy. And it was, from this moment, when the public remembered how important it is to keep our devices protected.

Leaving aside the problems that this caused the authorities to continue with the investigation of the attack, it was demonstrated that our devices have very good security , even though we do not think of them as terminals for areas that require it. Although, of course, it is not infallible, so over time they managed to bypass the terminal locks.

This is one of the few times that governments seem to care about our privacy

From this, and other attacks that have occurred throughout the year, some administrations have begun to demand that companies install vulnerabilities that allow them to access our files without our consent (even after the WannaCry attack caused For a vulnerability of this type). For this reason, it was necessary for the competent organizations to set restrictions for those considering to carry out this.

Allegedly, the European Union has decided to belong to this group of "defenders" and has proposed a series of laws to do so. The most relevant, indicates that member states can not force companies to install measures that facilitate spying on devices that use communications encryption technologies. This would apply, for example, to WhatsApp, which applies point-to-point encryption in conversations.

It is clear that this rule, which is not yet effective, specifically aims to take away from the head some executives like the British Prime Minister the idea of ​​accessing the conversations of users. And no one should use terrorism to carry out reforms that violate the privacy of citizens .

And you, do you think they will implement such rules?

Via | 9to5Mac

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