Encryption backdoors violate human rights, says EU court

Implications for EU's own efforts to regulate encryption

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Encryption backdoors violate human rights, EU court rules
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Encryption backdoors violate human rights, EU court rules

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has declared that giving law enforcement access to encrypted messages through backdoors violates fundamental rights outlined in the European Convention on Human Rights.

The ruling, delivered on Tuesday, stems from a case originating in Russia, involving a Telegram user and the Russian government's demands for access to encrypted messages. The user, Anton Podcha...

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