This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Rejected petition Will Govnt allow companies to offer communications services which can't be read?
The Home Office answered my last petition with a contradiction, so this is a simple yes/no question.
Encryption means people can communicate privately, so their communication is impossible to read.
This means terrorists and criminals can also have privacy.
Will the government allow this?
It is possible to send secret/private communications using nothing more than pen and paper and dice which cannot be read by anyone else, not even GCHQ or NSA. So terrorists and criminals can communicate anyway.
But the Investigatory Powers Bill asks companies to remove any "protection" someone has applied. This can only serve to invade privacy of the rest of us!
So the question is whether the government wish to allow iMessage, WhatsApp, Signal, https, etc, with no intercept, or not?
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