Patrick Breyer, a staunch defender of digital rights, laments the Pirate Party’s exit from the EU Parliament as a blow to online privacy.

  • @UnderpantsWeevil
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    -21 month ago

    There are ongoing efforts to render end-to-end encryption illegal in Europe as we speak.

    I can’t imagine how you stop all end to end encryption across a continent while you’re exiting the continent-wide governing body.

    • Mubelotix
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      121 month ago

      Who’s exiting? They will just ban any non-compliant messaging app

      • @UnderpantsWeevil
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        11 month ago

        They whom? Is every country going to have it’s own national firewall, complete with highly sophisticated SMS-only encryption detecting service?

        • @[email protected]
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          61 month ago

          The EU plans to do so and as such every member must follow it.

          And once encryption is criminalized, it can be trivially detected - or at least assumed to be encrypted if your message is sufficiently random.

          • @UnderpantsWeevil
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            11 month ago

            The EU plans to do so

            A bunch of these alt-right parties are anti-EU

    • @devfuuu
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      61 month ago

      By law, simply making it illegal as is being worked on.