No end to the end-to-end encryption discussion

Law enforcement agencies have raised concerns over use of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for years, but now discussion is geared towards protecting children as a new avenue to fight the spread of E2EE. By Alexander Dittel of Wedlake Bell LLP.

Privacy enthusiasts take issue with restricted or absent end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in online communications services. E2EE-enabled communications are the most secure. Because of public demand but also for commercial reasons, Whatsapp, Zoom, Messenger, Teams and others have started offering E2EE in some form. However, do users have a right to E2EE?

E2EE is often seen as the epitome of privacy. In a digital world of surveillance by businesses, hackers and state actors, people want to enjoy privacy of their correspondence and communications. E2EE can deliver on this far better than any telecommunications or postal service in the past ever could.

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