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Internet companies could be forced to 'share encryption keys' to enable EU surveillance

Technology companies could be forced to "share encryption keys" with law enforcement agencies under new plans being considered by EU law makers. 26 Jan 2015

Communications data filtering back on legislative agenda in the UK

Communication providers could be forced to set up a system for filtering the communications data they store so as to provide that data to law enforcement bodies in a more "lawful, efficient and effective" manner, under new plans being considered by UK law... 26 Jan 2015

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