Privacy Platform: Cracking the code
How to balance data security with public security
The Privacy Platform is an initiative of Mrs. Sophie In 't Veld that brings together Members of Parliament, the European institutions, industry, academia, data protection authorities and civil society in order to share information, debate and create a better understanding and awareness of salient privacy issues. It aims to ensure that privacy and data protection become an integral part of any privacy-intrusive legislation or technology.
This edition of the Privacy Platform discusses the balance between data security and public security, of which the debate recently was spurred by the Apple vs. FBI case. Encryption and digital locks have been developed to protect private data, but also withhold law enforcement from accessing information to prevent or investigate terrorism or serious crime. Should, and if so, to what extent, companies be forced to break their own security features?
Europol Cyber Crime Center
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