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Encrypted conversations / Europol: Crime is moving online, end privacy in communication

2024-04-23 07:42:00, Kosova & Bota CNA
Encrypted conversations / Europol: Crime is moving online, end privacy in
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Police forces across Europe are calling on governments to take urgent action to ensure safety on social media platforms.

Privacy measures currently in place, such as end-to-end encryption, will prevent tech companies from seeing any offense that occurs on their platforms. It will also restrict law enforcement's ability to obtain and use this evidence in investigations to prevent and prosecute more serious crimes such as child sexual abuse, human trafficking, drug trafficking, murder, economic crime and criminal offenses. like terrorism.

The statement, published today and supported by Europol and European Police Chiefs, comes as end-to-end encryption has begun to spread across the messaging platform Meta.

Europol's Executive Director, Catherine De Bolle, said:

"Our homes are becoming more dangerous than our streets as crime moves online. To keep society and our people safe, we need this digital environment to be secured. Technology companies have a social responsibility to develop a safer environment where law enforcement and justice can do their work. If the police lose the ability to gather evidence, our society will not be able to protect people from becoming victims of crime."/ CNA

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