While the FBI, in the person of James Comey, continues its campaign to persuade the tech sector that mathematics isn’t that big a thing and therefore backdoors are feasible, The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and Europol have tip-toed around the issue, issuing a joint statement that both opposes and supports breaking encryption. Back in February and speaking for itself alone, ENISA was clear about the dangers of undermining encryption. That makes the nasty, suspicious minds at Vulture South suspect that ENISA’s ears are ringing from a telling-off by Europol, leading to a more equivocal public position. The organisations’ new joint statement spends most of its words explaining the already-obvious stress between privacy, technology, and law enforcement.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register