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

  • Mubelotix
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    451 month ago

    Just to make things clear, the pirate party isn’t directly related to piracy. There are ongoing efforts to render end-to-end encryption illegal in Europe as we speak. Dark times are coming

    • @UnderpantsWeevil@lemmy.world
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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@lemmy.world
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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?

          • @yetAnotherUser@feddit.de
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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.