May calls again for tech firms to act on encrypted messaging
Fonte: The Guardian
Theresa May has signalled her desire to crack down on encrypted messaging apps, arguing that the services provide a safe haven for terrorists and extremists and hinting that the government may take more concrete action if developers do not act themselves.
Sound familiar? The prime minister has had her favourite dead horse shipped out to Davos, ready for another flogging.
In 2015, as home secretary, May called for terrorists to be denied “safe spaces to communicate”, and said a future Conservative government would legislate to restore the “declining capabilities” of the British government to intercept communications.
In March 2017, No 10 repeated a call by May’s successor as home secretary, Amber Rudd, for police and intelligence services to be given access to encrypted messages on services such as WhatsApp. “Where there are instances where law enforcement agencies wish to gain access to messages which are important to an investigation, they should be able to do so,” the prime minister’s spokesman said.
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