The great majority of EU countries support the proposal of scanning encrypted messages, a leaked document has revealed.
Spains vision appeared to be the most extreme, with the nations leaders apparently seeing the access to citizens data as imperative to allow authorities catching criminals in the virtual world.
Endtoend encryption (E2E) the core upon which security software like VPN services and secure messaging apps are built is under attack everywhere, in fact.
In the EU, the socalled Chat Control seeks to force providers to create an enterpoint for law enforcement bodies to scan encrypted communications.
Cryptographers and privacy advocates keep strongly opposing such provisions.
- Chat Control 15 out of 20 EU countries in favor
- A global fight against encryption