According to some official documents, several countries in Europe, including Romania, want an easy way to read your encrypted messages, if the situation demands it.
At the level of the European Union, a form has been circulated that has already been completed by 20 of the countries of the community and from which it can be concluded that the majority of EU member countries want, with all their heart, the weakening of the encryption methods within the most popular messaging applications in Europe .
The document, accessed for later publication by Wired, contains the 20 countries’ official responses to questions about the future of end-to-end encryption of digital messages flowing through communication platforms such as , for example, WhatsApp, informs profit.ro.
Obviously, opinions are divided in the European Union, but what must be known and emphasized is that Romania is one of the countries that supports the weakening of encryption methods, when we talk about “hidden” messages.
Certainly, Spain is the most categorical country, wanting not only a possibility to access encrypted messages, but a ban on the practice, at European level.
The position of our country within this document that could be classified as controversial
As for our country, officials say the upcoming legislation shouldn’t be interpreted as banning or weakening encryption, per se, but they also don’t want “E2E encryption to become a haven for individuals with malicious intent.”
Ultimately, nothing is official at the moment, so no one needs to worry about that. The chances that such a project will be adopted are equal to those that it will not be adopted. Consequently, all that is left for us to do is to wait and see how this situation will evolve over time and whether it will give rise to abuses.
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