Privacy Campaigners warn Government against stopping FB messenger Encryption

Privacy Campaigners warn the Government against seeking injunction to halt Facebook’s Encryption plans 

Responding to reports that Government could issue injunction against Facebook’s encryption plans, Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group said: 

“Encryption is a vital tool to help people protect their personal messages. People are entitled to their privacy. If the Government seeks to ban encryption on Facebook Messenger, it will signal to the world that the UK no longer respects personal privacy and security.

“There are legitimate concerns about investigating crime, but the Government should not facilitate crime by making personal security harder.” 



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Notes to the Editor: 

1- Sky News’ exclusive report on Government’s legal power to seek to access WhatsApp messages.