Encryption key to free speech, says UN report - BBC News

Encryption software that makes it hard to spy on what people do and say online is "essential" for free speech, says a United Nations report.

Mr Kaye's report is due to be presented to the UN's Human Rights Council in June.




The government's data law - an attack on encryption? - BBC News
The government's data law - an attack on encryption?

Overdue modernisation of the way the authorities monitor criminals and terrorists - or a Snooper's Charter eroding our basic liberties? The proposal outlined in the Queen's Speech to "modernise the law on communications data" will divide opinion. But prepare for another long battle over the way that law is framed and the balance it strikes between privacy and public safety.