EU_politics + encryption + privacy 

The EU Council has approved a resolution to undermine encrypted communications for EU citicens:
data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/d

A petition to declining this resolution and to keep citicens' privacy is online at the EU parliament:
europarl.europa.eu/petitions/e

As of today at 07:59 CET this petition has been signed by 13 supporters
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EU_politics + encryption + privacy 

@jens
Thanks for this link!
The more activity, the better.
I only couldn't find out where the supporting votes will go from there. Maybe I missed this information at the website?

The petition I'm referring to is addressed directly to the EU parliament, which is the next step of the procedure to pass the resolution.

EU_politics + encryption + privacy 

@fredl99 Absolutely. I don't know where it's going either, but presumable to MEPs. Otherwise, what's the point?

FWIW, the Global Encryption Coalition globalencryption.org/ is working to address this.

The EC is pretty firmly pro-encryption because it uses consultations from experts; it's the parliament that has a, let's say, more political point of view that is interested in pursuing limited access.

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@jens
I might be wrong, but I see it a bit different. The Counsil consists of the nation's leaders and the proposal doesn't mention any expert's advices. Moreover they began with secret discussions and only made it public after approval.
The Parliament members usually have their own staff of experts, who will hopefully explain to them the technical incompatibility.
Although the idea may be good, there is no other way than to decline it if privacy is important.

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EU_politics + encryption + privacy 

@fredl99 Maybe some mixup on terms. When I write EC, I'm used for that to mean the European Commission. But I should have been clearer, sorry!

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