Reply to post: Where are we getting "banning encryption" from?

'Govt will not pass laws to ban encryption' – Baroness Shields

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Where are we getting "banning encryption" from?

Seriously asking.

So far all I can find is stuff along the lines of "there should not be a message that we cannot, in extremis, read" - I can't see any specific reference to encryption or any technological solution. People have been having hysterics about "banning Whatsapp/war on crypto", but Cameron's comments could just as easily apply to Part III of RIPA (mandatory key disclosure), or the targeted installation of encryption-circumventing malware (which, thanks to Snowden, we know already happens). If anyone has any quotes that specifically mention encryption I'd be interested to see them.

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