If Five Eyes countries move to ban encryption completely, it would mean an end to online commerce and communication as we know it: everything from online shopping to banking to sending private messages would no longer function securely.
And if they seek to force companies to build ‘back doors’, any ‘master key’ built to give access to security services would immediately become a target for hackers. In fact, security experts as well as technology companies like Facebook all agree that secure ‘back doors’ are not technologically possible.1
Ministers have not yet revealed exactly how they plan to crush encryption. Major tech companies like Facebook and Apple are already speaking out, and now these ministers need to hear from ordinary people around the world.2 Sign the global call now to protect our right to encryption.
Encryption in the Five Eyes countries:
Australia data encryption laws explained: BBC
Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don't Apply Down Under: EFF
Australia passes ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption law after bipartisan compromise: TechCrunch
Five Eyes agree to engage with industry on terrorists’ use of encryption: Globe and Mail
Calls for strong encryption in 'Five Eyes' countries: RNZ
Why you'll be sorry when encryption is broken: NZ Herald
Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats: The Guardian
UK home secretary Amber Rudd says 'real people' don't need end-to-end encryption: Business Insider
Theresa May’s crackdown on the internet will let terror in the backdoor: The Guardian
Trump officials weigh encryption crackdown: Politico
US efforts to regulate encryption have been flawed, government report finds: The Guardian