February 16, 2016

Enisa: Backdoors Will Undermine Society and Industry

The EU’s network and information security agency Enisa has become the latest big-name institution to publicly support strong encryption and claim that any attempts to circumvent such systems by law enforcers will undermine industry and civil society.

In a newly released paperOn the free use of cryptographic tools for (self) protection of EU citizens, the agency argued that cryptography provides the electronic equivalent of the “letter cover, the seal or rubber stamp and the signature.” It claimed first off that key escrow and recovery, while theoretically possible, would require a “fundamental change” in our communications infrastructure, making it more complex and vulnerable to attacks.

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