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Indian draft rules on encryption could compromise privacy, security

John Ribeiro | Sept. 22, 2015
The government's focus is on ensuring access to information by law enforcement agencies.

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey called in July for a “robust debate” on encryption of communications, saying that the technology could prevent him from doing his job to keep people safe. “There is simply no doubt that bad people can communicate with impunity in a world of universal strong encryption,” Comey wrote in an op-ed in the Lawfare blog.

The move by India could break the trust that exists between people and online businesses and between Indian companies and their foreign partners, Mahajan said.


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