End-to-End Encryption & Public Security
According to sources, the United Kingdom and the United States with the participation of other states signed a joint statement on end-to-end encryption and public safety. The statement calls on technology companies to ensure and take steps to ensure that the use of end-to-end encryption does not bring danger and harm to state and public safety.
In addition to the United Kingdom and the United States, the declaration was signed by Australia, Canada, India, Japan and New Zealand. The statement said that end-to-end encryption restricts content sharing and makes it impossible to prevent and investigate even the most serious crimes, such as terrorism, arms trafficking, drugs, prostitution, slavery, exploitation and child abuse.
This has a serious impact on public safety and encourages technology companies to work with Governments to find solutions and ways to keep citizens safe, without compromising user privacy and network security.