The Wall Street Journal reports that European Union officials want the large U.S.-based technology companies to work with them in providing more access to user data to help fight terrorism. Companies including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple and Alphabet’s Google reportedly met with government and law-enforcement officials from the EU on Thursday to talk about ways of cooperating to fight terrorism. One meeting in Paris with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls focused on finding ways to quickly remove propaganda from social networks, but another focus for EU officials was on finding ways to include so-called back doors into encrypted services. According to the report, the “resurgence of the [encryption] debate illustrates how Europe’s efforts to balance privacy and security are potentially shifting.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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