UK Prime Minister wants to ban encrypted messaging apps
With terrorist attacks being rampant throughout especially in France, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron has expressed that encrypted messaging apps should be done away with. He is in support with banning encrypted communication apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp.
Quoted from the Independant:
The Prime Minister said today that he would stop the use of methods of communication that cannot be read by the security services even if they have a warrant. But that could include popular chat and social apps that encrypt their data, such as WhatsApp. “Are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn’t possible to read?” Cameron said Monday while campaigning, in reference to apps such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, and other encrypted services. “My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not.'”
Privacy matters regarding all forms of platforms have been in the spotlight more and more often. The debate is heating up and consumer protection on data and privacy is being a number priority. Everyone is aiming for one thing – protection but some companies well, don’t adhere to what they publicly support. The Governments so far, are on the other side of the spectrum. They argue that they need some access to data that may not sit well with the owner but this is to curb criminal activity and keep the nation more secure from any forms of danger.
Which side do you stand on? Let us know in the comment section below. It doesn’t look like the battle for privacy versus accessibility will ever end.
Source: Android Central